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Yes, There is 1 Rational Lawmaker in D.C.

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

Sen. Kirsten Gillibrand says a rollback of new energy-efficiency standards for old-fashioned light bulbs would hurt U.S. manufacturers and help Chinese companies export inferior products to the U.S. Gillibrand, D-N.Y., toured a Philips Lighting Co. plant last Thursday in Bath, NY, 60 miles southeast of Rochester. She’s announcing a plan to fight efforts in Congress | Read More

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Energy Efficiency Important to Brand Building

August 6th, 2012 | Posted in Blog | No Comments

Improving energy efficiency at America’s businesses is as important to brand building as it is to growing the bottom line, according to a new Deloitte report. The study, reSources 2012, shows that while 85 percent of companies claim that electricity cost reductions are essential to staying financially competitive, almost as high a proportion – 81 percent | Read More

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USDA to Help Farmers Save Energy

July 19th, 2012 | Posted in Blog | 1 Comment

Agriculture Secretary Tom Vilsack announced Tuesday a proposed regulation that will help rural homeowners and businesses make affordable energy improvements to their homes and buildings. This effort is expected to expand job opportunities in the construction industry and save homeowners and businesses money on their energy bills. “The upfront costs of energy improvements often preclude | Read More

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NJ Schools Get $6M for Lighting Upgrades

July 16th, 2012 | Posted in Blog | No Comments

The Christie administration is setting aside $6 million to help public and private schools in New Jersey reduce their energy bills by replacing antiquated lighting. The initiative, financed out of the state’s clean energy program, will be available to participants on a first-come, first-served basis. It will cover the entire cost of the upgrades, including | Read More

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CT Wants to Help Businesses with Energy Efficiency

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July 3rd, 2012 | Posted in Blog, Informational | No Comments

The Connecticut Energy Efficiency Fund, in partnership with Connecticut Light & Power and The United Illuminating Company, is pleased to announce a new round of financing options designed to assist business owners looking to use less energy and save money on utility bills through energy efficient equipment improvements. Geared towards larger companies who have been | Read More

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How Energy Savings Performance Contracts Help Save Energy

June 28th, 2012 | Posted in Blog, Bright Ideas | No Comments

We hear it all the time: If businesses and government would use less energy, they would save money. That’s just common sense, but energy-efficiency improvements cost money. In the case of government, that money comes from you, the taxpayer. There is a way to do it, though, without reaching into the taxpayer’s pocket. With Energy | Read More

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How To Sell Energy Efficiency

June 21st, 2012 | Posted in Blog, Bright Ideas, Brochures | No Comments

by Bridget McCrea via Getting customers to look past their checkbooks and invest in energy efficient equipment isn’t always easy In a world where an increasing number of individuals and companies are preoccupied with saving energy and making environmentally conscious choices, selling energy efficiency to clients is surprisingly difficult. In fact, many companies are | Read More

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June 19th, 2012 | Posted in Blog, Informational | No Comments

Michigan businesses that are customers of DTE Energy are eligible for financial incentives through the custom rebate program of $.08 per kWh for upgrading to more energy efficient lighting by November 30, 2012.  This program is targeted for customers who have T12 fluorescent lamps to incentivize upgrading as the T12 phase-out will commence on July | Read More

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ESCO Market Will More than Double to $66 Billion by 2017

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

This post was courtesy of Pike Research Energy service companies (ESCOs), which provide comprehensive energy contracting services primarily to governmental, commercial, and industrial customers, form the core of most energy efficient buildings markets today, engaging in long-term energy efficiency contracts with building owners. As building owners and managers aim to increase the efficiency of their | Read More

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DOE Grants 2-Year Reprieve for T-8 Fluorescents

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

Responding to three individually filed exception requests, the U.S. Department of Energy (DOE) has postponed by two years – to July 14, 2014 – the “phase-out” date for 700-series T-8 general-service fluorescent lamps (GSFLs) manufactured by GE Lighting (GE); OSRAM SYLVANIA, Inc. (OSI); and Philips Lighting Company (Philips). Only companies that have been excepted by | Read More

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