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Help businesses in Maine cut costs with energy efficiency

May 28th, 2013 | Posted in Blog, Economy, Government | No Comments

By Ray Levesque, Dan Brooks and Matt Damon We represent three of the 252 Maine businesses that wrote to the Legislature’s energy and utilities committee, to urge it to adopt policies to increase Maine’s use of cost-effective energy efficiency. Doing so will lower energy costs, protect and create jobs, and improve Maine’s economy by keeping | Read More

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Can WV get some energy efficiency love?

March 26th, 2013 | Posted in Blog, Government | No Comments

What can be done to get electric bills under control in West Virginia? West Virginia’s residential electric rates have risen more than 50 percent in the past five years. The burden of high electric bills often falls on the households that can least afford it. West Virginia still has the seventh lowest residential electric rates | Read More

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Policy changes could free $1 trillion in energy savings

Green Policy
March 25th, 2013 | Posted in Blog, Economy | No Comments

Policymakers could free up $1 trillion in energy savings for consumers by modifying policies that would change consumer behavior, the American Council for an Energy-Efficient Economy said in a report. Providing consumers with more information about the energy efficiency of appliances and other products is especially important, the Washington D.C.-based think tank concluded. Currently available | Read More

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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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Minneapolis plan aims to let market drive efficiency

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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Energy Efficiency at the Heart of Michigan’s Energy Future

December 3rd, 2012 | Posted in Blog | No Comments

Michigan Governor Rick Snyder made it clear that energy efficiency is a cornerstone of Michigan’s energy future.  He called energy efficiency, “the best example of a no-regrets policy Michigan can have,” describing how his administration is seeking to prioritize energy solutions “that are good for Michigan, not just in one possible future, but in many | 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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Simple Steps to Save Energy in the Workplace

July 17th, 2012 | Posted in Blog | No Comments

Nowadays the entire nation is adopting the “go green” approach and the business organizations, banks and other financial institutions are no exceptions. While everyone is trying to save money by going green, why will business organizations be left behind? As most of the business organizations are the ones who are suffering since the economic recession, | Read More

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Energy Efficiency Retrofits to be $150B Worldwide Industry

EIA International Energy Outlook 2010
July 11th, 2012 | Posted in Blog | No Comments

Efforts to retrofit commercial and public buildings to make them more energy-efficient have many different drivers, including a sense of social responsibility to reduce greenhouse gases (GHGs) and carbon footprints, an attempt to retain tenants and gain a market edge in a competitive building market, and, above all, the desire to reduce operational costs by reducing energy consumption.Regardless | Read More

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Lower Taxes + Lower Carbon Emissions = Possibility?

July 9th, 2012 | Posted in Blog, Bright Ideas, Featured | 3 Comments

A carbon emission tax (or a similar cap & trade program) has been instituted in many European nations, Australia, and Canada. In Washington, mentioning the word “TAX” and “CARBON”, is anathema and political suicide. But let’s try to look at the glass half full. What if we could reduce carbon emissions and the corporate income tax | Read More

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