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Obama Wants to Raise the Game for Energy Efficiency

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March 20th, 2013 | Posted in Blog, Government | No Comments

President Barack Obama will direct his focus securing America’s energy future with efforts to find new fuel sources, invest in the development of alternative energy and use our resources more efficiently. The cleanest and lowest cost way to meet our energy needs is to consume less. Strong financial paybacks are the biggest incentives for state | Read More

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TX Legislature Providing Loans for Energy Efficiency

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March 13th, 2013 | Posted in Blog, Government | No Comments

Lawmakers are looking at ways to help Texans make their homes and businesses more energy and water efficient by introducing new structures for financing such investments. Legislation up for consideration is a financing program called the Property Assessed Clean Energy program, which would let businesses get long-term loans to improve buildings using property assessments. Banks | Read More

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California Leads the Nation in Energy Efficiency

March 11th, 2013 | Posted in Blog, Government | No Comments

A new bipartisan report citing energy efficiency’s continuing and huge potential as a major U.S. resource underscores once again that saving energy need not be a political issue, which Californians well know after enjoying enormous economic and environmental benefits thanks to both Democratic and Republican leadership. Efficiency efforts since the 1970s have saved Californians over $65 billion, helped | Read More

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Gov Cuomo Commits $6.4M for Farmers to Save Energy

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March 7th, 2013 | Posted in Blog, Government, Rebates | No Comments

Governor Andrew M. Cuomo announced $6.4 million in funding to help farmers reduce energy costs, protect the environment, and remain economically viable. This new funding expands a successful program launched in 2011, which has already assisted 170 farms in securing annual energy savings of $850,000 and reducing power usage by 6,800 megawatt hours. Administered by | Read More

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Obama Proposes $200M for “Race to the Top” for Energy Efficiency

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February 25th, 2013 | Posted in Blog, Government | No Comments

President Barack Obama will propose $200 million in his next budget for a “Race to the Top” program rewarding states that pursue energy efficiency, asking Congress to put teeth on an initiative to help the US use less electricity. Mr. Obama’s mentioned the idea in the State of the Union address but didn’t outline a | Read More

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Montana Helping Small Business with Energy Efficiency Upgrades

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February 21st, 2013 | Posted in Blog, Government, Rebates | No Comments

Small business owners are always looking for ways to save on unnecessary expenses and capitalize on profits. Watching the bottom line is a crucial and necessary task. Still many business owners don’t think about energy savings at the office like they do at home. But many are missing the opportunity for monthly savings. And there’s | Read More

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DOE: USA can double energy productivity by 2030

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February 19th, 2013 | Posted in Blog, Economy, Government | No Comments

Researchers at the U.S. Department of Energy’s (DOE) National Renewable Energy Laboratory (NREL) have long understood that using energy more efficiently can be just as beneficial as finding new ways to produce energy more efficiently. On Feb. 7, NREL Director Dan Arvizu and a blue-ribbon panel of 20 energy experts drove that message home, declaring that | Read More

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Reno’s Energy Efficiency, Renewable Energy Initiative Successful

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February 18th, 2013 | Posted in Blog, Economy, Government | No Comments

The City of Reno’s Energy Efficiency and Renewable Energy Initiative has proven to be a tremendous success, creating energy and financial savings along with creating/retaining jobs for Nevadans. The initiative allowed the City to invest more than $19 million in energy projects without impacting the general fund. In addition to the energy and financial savings, | Read More

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OBAMA: Cut Energy Waste by 50% by 2033

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February 14th, 2013 | Posted in Blog, Government | No Comments

 During his State of the Union address President Obama embraced a variety of policy proposals including several addressing energy efficiency. Most importantly for energy efficiency, the President issued “a new goal for America: let’s cut in half the energy wasted by our homes and businesses over the next twenty years.” By supporting energy efficiency, the | Read More

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Lost Savings from Delay on Energy-Saving Standards Is $3.7 Billion and Counting

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February 12th, 2013 | Posted in Blog, Government | No Comments

In his Inaugural Speech this month, President Obama described action to limit climate change as both a moral imperative and smart economic policy. Calling for American leadership, he said, “We cannot cede to other nations the technology that will power new jobs and new industries – we must claim its promise.” Unfortunately, of late, the | Read More

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