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179D Tax Deductions Extended until 2015

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April 8th, 2014 | Posted in Blog, Government, Rebates | No Comments

The Senate Finance Committee recently voted to approve a two-year extension of the Energy Efficient Commercial Buildings Tax Deduction, also known as Section 179D, as part of the Expiring Provisions Improvement Reform and Efficiency (EXPIRE) Act. The provision allows a taxpayer to take a deduction equal to commercial building energy-efficiency expenditures made by the taxpayer | Read More

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Can 179D Energy Efficiency Tax Deductions Be Saved?

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August 6th, 2013 | Posted in Blog, Government, Rebates | No Comments

by Larry Clarke Although climate change may be somewhat controversial, nearly all of us agree that saving energy only makes good sense. Whether or not you believe that it helps the planet, it does save money. So reducing energy consumption is a reason able goal for all facilities management professionals. BOMA — the Building Owners | Read More

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Ameren MO invests $62M in rebates and Mississippi Power says “No Rebates for You!”

June 12th, 2013 | Posted in Blog, Rebates | No Comments

Ameren Missouri plans to invest $62 million from 2013 to 2015 in the BizSavers program, part of the company’s 3-year, $147 million plan to upgrade energy efficiency programs. Of the $62 million, $32 million is being used for cash incentives that encourage non-residential customers to complete energy efficiency projects. The overall cost of the BizSavers | Read More

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Disincentives to Energy Efficiency Can Be Fixed

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June 11th, 2013 | Posted in Blog, Economy, Rebates | No Comments

 A new study finds that utilities aren’t rewarded for adopting energy efficiency programs, and that reforms are needed to make energy efficiency as attractive as renewables. The article, just published in the current issue of Environmental Law, examines key differences between energy efficiency projects and renewable resources. Author Inara Scott, an assistant professor at Oregon State University, | Read More

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NC residents to get more rebate incentives

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May 20th, 2013 | Posted in Blog, Rebates | No Comments

Greensboro, North Carolina residents have one last chance to get help making their homes energy efficient under a $5 million grant. The federal government recently gave the city four more months to work on the Better Buildings program, which offers grants and other incentives to building owners who want to make upgrades to their homes | Read More

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NIPSCO Providing Rebates for Energy Efficiency

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April 9th, 2013 | Posted in Blog, Rebates, Schools | No Comments

Students may mistake them for smoke detectors, but they are actually energy saving devices helping schools save thousands of dollars. They are occupancy sensors that turn off lights when no one is in the room, and through a partnership between NIPSCO and Energizing Indiana, they are one of the many components being introduced to La | Read More

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2012 Utility Efficiency Savings Goals Met by TVA, Georgia Power and Duke Energy

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April 3rd, 2013 | Posted in Blog, Rebates | No Comments

written by Natalie Mins The Southeast utilities are starting to step up their game in energy efficiency. Three of the major utilities here in the Southeast not only met their 2012 energy efficiency goals, they exceeded them by 22%! The idea of energy efficiency goals in the South was just a glimmer in the eye | Read More

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Colorado Co-ops Spotlight Efficiency

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April 1st, 2013 | Posted in Blog, Rebates | No Comments

The Colorado Rural Electric Association is working on a new program to help electric cooperative members use energy more efficiently throughout their homes, schools and businesses. The Colorado EnergyWise Project, a joint effort between CREA and its member co-ops, is in the initial planning stage, but the association intends to include several components that will be implemented | Read More

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First Energy Backpedals on Rebates

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March 27th, 2013 | Posted in Blog, Rebates | No Comments

FirstEnergy Corp.’s compact fluorescent light bulb program is back, but this time it’s up to consumers to call the company to receive them. FirstEnergy is also preparing to give direct subsidies to retail stores in the region that sell CFL bulbs, expand cash rebates to consumers who turn in old appliances and offer incentives to small | Read More

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MO Dept. of Natural Resources offering $5M in loans

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March 25th, 2013 | Posted in Blog, Government, Rebates | No Comments

The Missouri Department of Natural Resources is making $5 million in low-interest loans available to schools, governments and not-for-profit hospitals to complete energy-efficiency and renewable energy projects. The department is accepting loan applications for projects costing between $5,000 and $500,000 through August 31. Loans are repaid from energy savings achieved. Loans to public schools and | Read More

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