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MASS leaders approve new energy efficiency plans

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February 11th, 2013 | Posted in Blog, Economy, Government | No Comments

Massachusetts State leaders announced today final approval of new utility energy efficiency plans. The state Department of Public Utilities (DPU) Thursday gave approved three-year plans that will commit the state’s investor-owned utilities to deliver more savings to customers, improve the economy and protect the environment, Energy and Environmental Affairs Secretary Rick Sullivan announced today. The plans | Read More

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Minneapolis plan aims to let market drive efficiency

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February 7th, 2013 | Posted in Blog, Economy, Government | No Comments

Minneapolis is poised to become the first city in the Midwest to adopt an energy benchmarking and disclosure rule for commercial buildings. The City Council’s energy and environment committee unanimously passed a proposal Monday (video) to require large commercial building owners to annually measure and report energy consumption data. Council Member Elizabeth Glidden, who proposed the | Read More

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PA Give Small Biz Owners Rebates for Upgrades

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February 5th, 2013 | Posted in Blog, Government, Rebates | No Comments

The Department of Environmental Protection has awarded $239,809 in grants to help 32 small businesses across Pennsylvania invest in energy-efficiency or pollution-prevention projects. “Becoming energy-efficient can involve an initial up-front investment that will be proportionally higher for small businesses,” DEP Secretary Mike Krancer said. “The investment will pay for itself and more over time, but this program | Read More

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NYSERDA Announces Energy Efficiency Projects at Binghamton University

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January 31st, 2013 | Posted in Blog, Government, Rebates, Schools | No Comments

From NYSERDA: The New York State Energy Research and Development Authority (NYSERDA) announced energy efficiency projects at the State University of New York at Binghamton that are projected to save the university $355,000 in energy costs every year and will result in the avoidance of over 2,190 tons of greenhouse gas emissions annually. These projects | Read More

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Energy Saving Companies Reap Government Rewards

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January 30th, 2013 | Posted in Blog, Economy, Government | No Comments

President Barack Obama’s promise to attack climate change is likely to light a fire under federal agencies slow to comply with a mandate to cut energy use – which could be very good news for companies that specialize in systems that save power. Waiting in the wings are the likes of Honeywell International Inc, Johnson | Read More

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CA Senator Wants More Energy Efficiency for Govt

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January 24th, 2013 | Posted in Blog, Government | No Comments

Senate Environment and Public Works Chairwoman Barbara Boxer is moving bills to improve building energy efficiency as one means of mitigating climate change. “There doesn’t have to be ‘a bill’ on climate,” Boxer told reporters Tuesday morning, one day after President Barack Obama gave climate change a prominent place in his second inaugural address. “There | Read More

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