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Energizing Indiana Provides Millions in Rebates for Lighting Upgrades

January 14th, 2013 | Posted in Blog, Rebates | 1 Comment

Indiana saved more than 420 million kWh of energy in 2012, thanks to the statewide energy efficiency initiative Energizing Indiana. As a result of this initiative, Hoosiers realized energy savings in their homes and businesses and made progress toward a healthier environment for Indiana. After the program’s first full year, more than 37,000 homeowners and | Read More

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Who’s Still Buying T12’s? Apparently Not That Many People

January 10th, 2013 | Posted in Blog, Informational | No Comments

NEMA’s T12 lamp shipment index tumbled to 37.5, a decline of nearly 40% on a year-over-year (y/y) basis during Q3 – the first quarter following the implementation of the new efficiency standards for general service fluorescent lamps (GSFL). T8s and T12s also posted double digit declines of 26.9% and 19.9%, respectively. Overall shipments during the | Read More

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Energy Rebates Coming to Louisiana

December 14th, 2012 | Posted in Blog | No Comments

On Wednesday, the state Public Service Commission gave the green light to the initiative, which gives electric utilities and natural gas providers about a year to develop programs that will likely offer residential and business customers incentives for making improvements that lower their electricity use. By signing off on the program, PSC members hope to follow the | Read More

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Energy Efficiency & Renewable Energy On-Bill Repayment Bill Introduced in California

December 12th, 2012 | Posted in Blog | No Comments

  An innovative and pioneering energy efficiency and renewable energy finance mechanism took a step closer to reality yesterday with the introduction of Senate Bill 37 (SB 37) by Senator Kevin de Leon. The bill would authorize theto establish a first-in-the nation On-Bill Repayment (OBR) program allowing consumers a creative way to save money and | Read More

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Energy Incentives in Arizona Can Yield $7B in Savings

November 28th, 2012 | Posted in Blog | No Comments

Arizona households and businesses can cut electricity use by 21 percent and save $7.3 billion by 2020 if utilities ramp up energy-efficiency incentives, a public policy group said Tuesday. A report presented to Arizona energy officials by the Southwest Energy Efficiency Project (SWEEP) said the state’s utilities already have programs that can be expanded to | Read More

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Legislation to Revamp 179D Tax Deduction for Energy-Efficient Upgrades

November 13th, 2012 | Posted in Blog | No Comments

A bill introduced into the Senate seeks to extend tax deductions for building upgrades, make it easier for taxpayers to get the deductions, and give more money back. The bipartisan legislation – introduced by Sens. Olympia Snowe (R-Maine), Jeff Bingaman (D-N.M.), Dianne Feinstein (D-Calif.), and Ben Cardin (D-M.D.) on Sept. 27, 2012 – is called | Read More

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T5 Lamps: Highest Efficiency for Linear Lamps

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November 7th, 2012 | Posted in Blog | No Comments

Authored by Craig DiLouie for Electrical Contractor Magazine Is it possible that some T5 lighting fixtures are perfectly efficient? One might get that idea based on some efficiency ratings of 98–100 percent, although it might not seem possible. Such a rating must be a mistake, right? But it’s not. We’re talking about luminaire (lighting fixture) | Read More

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MD School System to Seeks Funds for Energy Upgrade

September 11th, 2012 | Posted in Blog | No Comments

Carroll County Public Schools plans to apply for newly allocated state funds if it can gather the information necessary in time for submission. Governor Martin O’Malley allocated $25 million for the Fiscal Year 2013 Capital Improvement Program Energy Efficiency Initiative, with the goal of reducing energy consumption in Maryland public schools. School systems can apply | Read More

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Wyoming Air National Guard Save With Lighting Retrofit

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September 10th, 2012 | Posted in Blog | No Comments

The Wyoming Air National Guard has taken significant measures to replace dated lighting fixtures with energy efficiency products in several structures at its Cheyenne, Wyo., facilities. Cheyenne Light, Fuel & Power presented rebates to the WyANG, Aug. 3, for their energy efficiency, totaling more than $84,000. The primary goal for the WyANG was to reduce energy | Read More

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ComEd (IL): Rebates for Your Business

August 16th, 2012 | Posted in Blog | 1 Comment

Building on the assets that have made Chicagoland and northern Illinois a top market for data centers, ComEd has launched a significant new energy efficiency program that will spur regional business development in the digital economy sector.   Through this new incentive offering,  part of the Smart Ideas for Your Business® program, ComEd will work with data center designers, | Read More

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