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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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Energy Efficiency Spreading to Jamaica

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

With the high cost of energy affecting their bottom line, small hotel owners across the Caribbean are welcoming the introduction of a project that is aimed at fostering energy efficiency in the industry. The Caribbean Hotel Energy Efficiency and Renewable Energy Action Advanced Program (CHENACT AP), is a project geared towards enhancing the competitiveness of | Read More

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Green Building Now Is a Business Opportunity Rather than a Niche Market

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March 8th, 2013 | Posted in Blog, Economy | No Comments

Around the world, the green-building marketplace is accelerating, according to a study released by McGraw-Hill Construction in partnership with United Technologies. The study indicates a shift in the global construction market, now viewing green as a business opportunity rather than a niche market. Overwhelmingly, firms report their top reasons to do green work are client demand (35 percent) | Read More

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Tuscon Electric Power Now Offering Rebates for T5 Retrofit Kit

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

As part of Tuscon Electric Power’s commerical energy solutions program, any customer who converts from a T12 fixture to T5 Retrofit Kit is eligible for a rebate of $9.50 per unit. For example, if a TEP customer has a 4 lamp T12 fixture and replaces it with 2 T5 Retrofit Kits the total rebate would be | 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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America Loves $670B Worth of Energy Efficiency Products

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February 20th, 2013 | Posted in Blog, Economy | No Comments

It turns out that the U.S. embraces energy efficiency in a big way. According to a new report we released today, ACEEE estimates that in 2010 (the latest year for which data is available) $479–670 billion was spent in the U.S. on energy efficiency goods and services such as energy efficiency program expenditures, sales of ENERGY STAR | 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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