Energy Efficiency

Gov Cuomo Commits $6.4M for Farmers to Save Energy

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March 7th, 2013 | Posted in Blog, Government, Rebates | No Comments

Governor Andrew M. Cuomo announced $6.4 million in funding to help farmers reduce energy costs, protect the environment, and remain economically viable. This new funding expands a successful program launched in 2011, which has already assisted 170 farms in securing annual energy savings of $850,000 and reducing power usage by 6,800 megawatt hours. Administered by | Read More

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Obama Proposes $200M for “Race to the Top” for Energy Efficiency

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February 25th, 2013 | Posted in Blog, Government | No Comments

President Barack Obama will propose $200 million in his next budget for a “Race to the Top” program rewarding states that pursue energy efficiency, asking Congress to put teeth on an initiative to help the US use less electricity. Mr. Obama’s mentioned the idea in the State of the Union address but didn’t outline a | Read More

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Montana Helping Small Business with Energy Efficiency Upgrades

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February 21st, 2013 | Posted in Blog, Government, Rebates | No Comments

Small business owners are always looking for ways to save on unnecessary expenses and capitalize on profits. Watching the bottom line is a crucial and necessary task. Still many business owners don’t think about energy savings at the office like they do at home. But many are missing the opportunity for monthly savings. And there’s | Read More

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America Loves $670B Worth of Energy Efficiency Products

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February 20th, 2013 | Posted in Blog, Economy | No Comments

It turns out that the U.S. embraces energy efficiency in a big way. According to a new report we released today, ACEEE estimates that in 2010 (the latest year for which data is available) $479–670 billion was spent in the U.S. on energy efficiency goods and services such as energy efficiency program expenditures, sales of ENERGY STAR | 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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Reno’s Energy Efficiency, Renewable Energy Initiative Successful

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February 18th, 2013 | Posted in Blog, Economy, Government | No Comments

The City of Reno’s Energy Efficiency and Renewable Energy Initiative has proven to be a tremendous success, creating energy and financial savings along with creating/retaining jobs for Nevadans. The initiative allowed the City to invest more than $19 million in energy projects without impacting the general fund. In addition to the energy and financial savings, | Read More

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OBAMA: Cut Energy Waste by 50% by 2033

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February 14th, 2013 | Posted in Blog, Government | No Comments

 During his State of the Union address President Obama embraced a variety of policy proposals including several addressing energy efficiency. Most importantly for energy efficiency, the President issued “a new goal for America: let’s cut in half the energy wasted by our homes and businesses over the next twenty years.” By supporting energy efficiency, the | Read More

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Spending on US Utility Efficiency Programs to Double by 2025

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February 13th, 2013 | Posted in Blog, Economy | No Comments

The U.S. is on track for strong growth in utility energy efficiency investments due to an emerging suite of state-level policies. From 2006 to 2010, spending on utility-funded energy efficiency programs doubled from $2 billion to $4.8 billion. While future growth won’t be quite as dramatic, investments in programs to reduce electricity and natural gas | 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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MASS leaders approve new energy efficiency plans

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February 11th, 2013 | Posted in Blog, Economy, Government | No Comments

Massachusetts State leaders announced today final approval of new utility energy efficiency plans. The state Department of Public Utilities (DPU) Thursday gave approved three-year plans that will commit the state’s investor-owned utilities to deliver more savings to customers, improve the economy and protect the environment, Energy and Environmental Affairs Secretary Rick Sullivan announced today. The plans | Read More

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