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Electrification & Decarbonization

Lessons Learned from Mature Heat Pump Programs

Lessons Learned from Mature Heat Pump Programs

Article by Jen Loomis and Ellen SteinerHeat pump technology is not new, and neither are programs incentivizing heat pump units. Heat pump adoption has been slow in the United States despite technological advances that have increased efficiency and enabled heat pump...

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Transportation Electrification

Driving EV Adoption: Electric Utilities are Paving the Way

Driving EV Adoption: Electric Utilities are Paving the Way

According to the US Environmental Protection Agency, the US transportation sector accounts for 28% (the largest source) of greenhouse gas (GHG) emissions. To put it in perspective, that’s more than the commercial, residential, and agricultural sectors combined. As the...

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Demand Flexibility

Electric Demand Response-ability in California

Electric Demand Response-ability in California

The official start of Fall this past week, marked by the Fall Equinox, seems to have crept up out of nowhere when we reflect on the record-shattering last few weeks of summer. Over 1,000 heat records in the American West were broken during the first week of September...

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Discrete Choice Modeling: Choices Speak Louder Than Words

Discrete Choice Modeling: Choices Speak Louder Than Words

An important yet difficult challenge for any energy-efficiency program is the ability to quantify savings directly attributable to program offerings. To do so, one needs to understand the degree to which customers would have taken comparable energy-saving measures in...

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Podcasts

Threads of Equity Series – Podcast – Equity and Decarbonization

Threads of Equity Series – Podcast – Equity and Decarbonization

In our latest podcast, Hannah Merriam and Jen Loomis discuss the hot topic of decarbonization. In the first of a series of decarb-focused podcasts, they consider different building types, how clean the grid is, the role of equity, renters versus owners, and what consumers can do to support building electrification

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Podcast- EV Managed Charging

Podcast- EV Managed Charging

Hey everyone, this is Jordan Folks with Hillary Polis; we’re going to talk about a topic that’s really hitting the industry right now – managed charging of electric vehicles.

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Podcast- Demand Rates – a Primer

Podcast- Demand Rates – a Primer

Contact Information: Jordan Folks: jfolks@opiniondynamics.com  | Alan Elliott: aelliott@opiniondynamics.comTranscript Alan Elliott: Hey everybody, this is Alan Elliot. I'm a director with opinion dynamics. I'm excited to be here today for a discussion about...

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News & PR

CPUC Issues Research Study on Heat Pump Market

CPUC Issues Research Study on Heat Pump Market

FOR IMMEDIATE RELEASE PRESS RELEASE Media Contact: Terrie Prosper, 415.703.1366, news@cpuc.ca.gov SAN FRANCISCO, June 13, 2022 -  The California Public Utilities Commission (CPUC) has released a study of the State’s heat pump market to track the progress of programs...

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Hannah Howard Named Senior Vice President

Hannah Howard Named Senior Vice President

Hannah Howard Named Senior Vice PresidentWALTHAM, MA., May 18, 2022 – Opinion Dynamics is pleased to announce the promotion of Hannah Howard to Senior Vice President. Specializing in developing tailored market research strategies for clients with varying goals and...

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Opinion Dynamics Welcomes Lenore Zeuthen, Associate Director

Opinion Dynamics Welcomes Lenore Zeuthen, Associate Director

Opinion Dynamics Welcomes Lenore Zeuthen, Associate DirectorWALTHAM, MA., May 10, 2022 – Opinion Dynamics is pleased to welcome Lenore Zeuthen as an Associate Director. Lenore brings substantial expertise in demand response programs and customer experience research...

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Opinion

Honoring Trailblazers- Mary Jackson

Honoring Trailblazers- Mary Jackson

On this day in history, we honor the extraordinary life and legacy of Mary Jackson, a skilled mathematician, scientist, and aerospace engineer. Mary overcame segregation and gender bias to become NASA’s first Black female engineer in 1958. In the later part of her 34...

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There and back again – from office to home to hybrid

There and back again – from office to home to hybrid

Reflections from Sabrina Skelly's bedside office 2020 split whatever notion we may have had of “business as usual” wide open. It sent many of us spiraling into makeshift office spaces with nothing more than a laptop, charger, and false sense that we would be back to...

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