Energy Publications

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People, Places + Progress: Celebrating 35 Years of Community Innovation

October 24, 2013

In honor of our 35th anniversary, CNT staff compiled stories about our 35 most game-changing innovations. People, Places + Progress chronicles CNT’s growth in capacity, reputation, and impact. From the construction of solar greenhouses to grow vegetables in what we now call “food deserts” to the development of revolutionary energy efficiency programs. From the Location Efficient Mortgage® to the Surface Transportation Policy Project. [...]


Engaging as Partners in Energy Efficiency: Multifamily Housing and Utilities

January 26, 2012

Energy efficiency upgrades in multifamily buildings could save building owners and residents up to $3.4 billion nationwide, according to a report released today by CNT Energy and the American Council for an Energy-Efficient Economy (ACEEE). Engaging as Partners in Energy Efficiency: Multifamily Housing and Utilities demonstrates that energy use in multifamily buildings can be reduced [...]


Capital Bill signing by Governor Pat Quinn Remarks

July 13, 2009

On July 13, 2009, CNT Vice President of Policy, Jacky Grimshaw, gave remarks at a press conference held  by Illinois Governor Pat Quinn.  Grimshaw’s remarks were in support of the state capital bill  signed by Governor Quinn.


Empowering Consumers Through a Modern Electric Grid

April 7, 2009

The Illinois Smart Grid Initiative (ISGI) involved an ad hoc and voluntary assembly of individuals and organizations interested in improving Illinois’ electric power system and services for consumers. This report identifies several key policy considerations that CNT believes should be examined in future work to develop the smart grid concept in Illinois, including the workshop and collaborative [...]


CNT Biennial Report 2006/2007

October 6, 2008

CNT’s Biennial Report for for 2006 and 2007


Testimony on the Green Resources for Energy Efficient Neighborhoods Act of 2008

June 11, 2008

CNT President, Scott Bernstein’s, testimony on the proposed bill HR6078, the Green Resources for Energy Efficient Neighborhoods Act of 2008 (GREEN Act).


Reconnecting Fort Wayne: System Reliability and Energy Efficiency Benchmarking

June 1, 2008

Establishing measurable goals for the City of Ft. Wayne’s energy service is a critical step towards defining a sustainable energy plan. In order to establish realistic and achievable goals, this report sought to define indicators and identify performance standards that have been achieved in other cities with comparable climates and housing types.


Reconnecting Fort Wayne: Energy Efficiency

April 1, 2008

The cost of energy is one of the largest, fastest growing, and least predictable components of the operating costs of residential, commercial and industrial buildings. This report sought to identify the significant potential for savings.


CNT – 30 Years of Sustainability

January 18, 2008

Reconnecting Fort Wayne: Building a Sustainable Future on an Innovative Past

June 1, 2007

Fort Wayne today faces many challenges: how to gain and retain new jobs in a changing global economy; how to make the most efficient use of limited natural resources; how to build a prosperous city for all residents in a way that does not damage the possibility of future generations enjoying continued prosperity. Reconnecting Fort Wayne [...]


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