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New standards for metal halide fixtures

February 10th, 2014 | Posted in Blog, Economy, Government | No Comments

The Department of Energy (DOE) said the new requirements for metal halide lamp fixtures and external power supplies will cut energy waste, save families money on their utility bills and reduce pollution. The Office of Energy Efficiency and Renewable Energy (OEERE) — a branch of the Energy Department that is behind the rules, which strengthen existing standards | Read More

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DOE to facilitate new investment in energy efficiency lighting

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June 5th, 2013 | Posted in Blog, Government | No Comments

The newly appointed Energy Secretary, Ernest Moniz announced  five manufacturing research and development projects to support energy efficient lighting products. The projects will focus on reducing manufacturing costs, while continuing to improve the quality and performance of light-emitting diodes (LEDs) and organic light-emitting diodes (OLEDs). Today’s LED lighting is six or seven times more efficient than conventional | Read More

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DOE Sec. Moniz says that energy efficiency is going to be #1 priority

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May 29th, 2013 | Posted in Blog, Government | 1 Comment

Ernest Moniz delivered his first remarks as energy secretary at the EE Global Forum last Tuesday. In his first official remarks as Energy Secretary, Mr. Moniz focused on an aspect of energy policy that lends itself to consensus perhaps a bit more easily than others: the need for greater efficiency. After his swearing in just | Read More

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Bipartisan energy efficiency bill introduced in House

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

U.S. Reps. David B. McKinley, R-W.Va., and Peter Welch, D-Vt., introduced two pieces of bipartisan legislation aimed at spurring energy efficiency investments in residential and commercial buildings and creating construction jobs. “These are common-sense ideas that will create jobs, save money for consumers and conserve energy,” McKinley said. “This issue transcends political ideology.” The Home Owner Managing | Read More

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Why is the Obama administration not using enough energy savings performance contracts?

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May 7th, 2013 | Posted in Blog, Government | No Comments

Senate Energy and Natural Resources Committee Chairman Ron Wyden (D-Ore.) wants President Obama to expedite use of a tool that encourages energy efficiency within the federal government. Wyden said the administration should contract for the remaining $1.5 billion of energy savings performance contracts (ESPCs) by the end of the year. “ESPCs are a good deal | Read More

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Energy efficiency program aims to make all Kentuckians more aware

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March 14th, 2013 | Posted in Blog, Schools | No Comments

Kentucky is one of three states to receive a U.S. Department of Energy grant to use Cooperative Extension offices to funnel energy efficiency information to residents. Beverly Miller, an extension associate in the University of Kentucky College of Agriculture Department of Biosystems and Agricultural Engineering is spearheading the effort dubbed “Energy Efficiency Awareness and Action | 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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Lost Savings from Delay on Energy-Saving Standards Is $3.7 Billion and Counting

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February 12th, 2013 | Posted in Blog, Government | No Comments

In his Inaugural Speech this month, President Obama described action to limit climate change as both a moral imperative and smart economic policy. Calling for American leadership, he said, “We cannot cede to other nations the technology that will power new jobs and new industries – we must claim its promise.” Unfortunately, of late, the | Read More

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Energy Saving Companies Reap Government Rewards

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January 30th, 2013 | Posted in Blog, Economy, Government | No Comments

President Barack Obama’s promise to attack climate change is likely to light a fire under federal agencies slow to comply with a mandate to cut energy use – which could be very good news for companies that specialize in systems that save power. Waiting in the wings are the likes of Honeywell International Inc, Johnson | Read More

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Obama signs off on energy efficiency legislation

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December 27th, 2012 | Posted in Blog | No Comments

Energy efficiency supporters from a variety of sectors enthusiastically greeted President Obama’s signing of new energy efficiency legislation this week. The legislation, The American Energy Manufacturing Technical Corrections Act (or HR 6582) includes a number of varied provisions including more aggressively promoting energy efficiency and supporting deployment of existing manufacturing technologies In the bill’s introductory text, the | Read More

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