Energy policy

News
Karen Weigert, Slipstream’s vice president of business strategy and regional operations, joins the 2019 U.S. Green Building Council (USGBC) board of directors. Karen fills one of four director seats open this year. The new board members were selected for their expertise in business and market development, organizational strategy and innovation, nonprofit governance, sustainability, and the built environment. More
News
We are excited to share that Karen Weigert, Vice President of Business Strategy and Regional Operations, will present at BloombergNEF's annual summit in New York City!  More
AESP
The Association of Energy Services Professionals (AESP) recognized Slipstream for an outstanding energy efficiency program and named Slipstream employee, Justin Margolies, as One to Watch at its 29th National Conference and Expo currently underway in San Antonio, Texas. More
Energy efficiency
As Energy Efficiency Day approaches on Friday, Oct. 5, we reflect on the ways Wisconsin, the home of our headquarters, can learn from our more progressive neighbors who are making energy efficiency a priority. Our expert, Claire Cowan, director of program design and delivery, now resides in the northeastern state of Maine. Claire gives you a look into the energy efficiency potential available to another state with a similar climate to Wisconsin. More
Increasing risk
On the path to a cleaner, more sustainable energy future, we will have to make decisions that have uncertain outcomes. In other words, they involve risk. Newer technologies might not work well—or they might work better than expected. Customers might not embrace home automation—or they might use it in ways we haven’t even imagined. More
Investor value creation
If regulators want to steer utility investment toward renewable, sustainable resources, and away from carbon-emitting types, they can apply basic investor value creation concepts when implementing policy. The key consideration is the size of the gap between two rates of return: (1) the profit rate utilities earn, and (2) the minimum threshold return that investors require. More
Solar
Slipstream is proud to champion and deliver innovative energy initiatives. Along this journey, we are often inspired by other industry leaders who develop technologies, policies, and business models that foster a prosperous and sustainable energy future. As we look ahead to 2018 and beyond, several emerging industry trends are likely to shape the nature of our work here at Slipstream. Read on to discover how the way we use and create energy will continue to change this year. More
Brexit, utilities and investor risk
Risk assessment can be a slippery concept. The U.S. financial market reaction to the decision of U.K. voters to leave the European Union shines a bright light on this issue. In reaction to the “Leave” victory, investors pulled money out of every U.S. sector but one—utilities, which received net inflows, as did Treasury bonds. See chart. More
Publication
Technical analysis of options for investment in energy efficiency and customer-sited renewable energy as an alternative to electric generation and natural gas usage prepared on behalf of the Governor's Task Force on Energy Efficiency and Renewables. Report number: 236-1 and 236-2 More
Publication
In our Statewide Technical and Economic Potential Study, we estimated potential savings from energy efficiency measures in Wisconsin over a 20 year period in the agricultural, commercial, industrial, and residential sectors.  More