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Ohio residents saving $5.6B with energy efficiency

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May 8th, 2013 | Posted in Blog, Government | 1 Comment

by Adam James It’s not that surprising that energy efficiency initiatives reduce customer demand for electricity. But it may come as news to some that energy efficiency appears to decrease the cost of the energy that is used. That’s one interesting conclusion of a new report from the American Council for an Energy Efficient Economy looking at | Read More

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Can Congress pass an energy efficiency bill?

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

Can a seemingly innocuous efficiency bill get through Congress? The Shaheen-Portman bill was just reintroduced to the Senate. The Senate Energy and Natural Resources Committee will review the bill, which is sponsored by Senators Jeanne Shaheen (D-N.H.) and Rob Portman (R-Ohio). The Energy Savings and Industrial Competitiveness (ESIC) Act is tweaked from the last iteration, removing some | Read More

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Energy Efficiency In K-12 Buildings Doesn’t Require Full Time Employee

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April 10th, 2013 | Posted in Blog, Schools | No Comments

By Karen Kroll – Energy Efficiency Individuals assigned to energy management in K-12 buildings don’t have to be full-time, especially in smaller districts. Mike Ellinger is the energy manager with DeKalb Central Schools in Waterloo, Ind. Ellinger, who oversees and tallies energy use within the six schools and one office building that partner with Energy Star, works | Read More

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Can WV get some energy efficiency love?

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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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Chelmsford (MA) School Committee projects energy savings

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March 22nd, 2013 | Posted in Blog, Schools | No Comments

The School Committee has been updated about the district’s 20-year service contract with Johnson Controls, an energy company expected to generate Chelmsford $483,317 in total cost savings. Introducing the presentation Tuesday night was Department of Public Works Director Gary Persichetti, who informed committee members that Johnson Controls was able to address all capital items, as | Read More

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Obama Wants to Raise the Game for Energy Efficiency

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March 20th, 2013 | Posted in Blog, Government | No Comments

President Barack Obama will direct his focus securing America’s energy future with efforts to find new fuel sources, invest in the development of alternative energy and use our resources more efficiently. The cleanest and lowest cost way to meet our energy needs is to consume less. Strong financial paybacks are the biggest incentives for state | 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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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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Green Building Now Is a Business Opportunity Rather than a Niche Market

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March 8th, 2013 | Posted in Blog, Economy | No Comments

Around the world, the green-building marketplace is accelerating, according to a study released by McGraw-Hill Construction in partnership with United Technologies. The study indicates a shift in the global construction market, now viewing green as a business opportunity rather than a niche market. Overwhelmingly, firms report their top reasons to do green work are client demand (35 percent) | Read More

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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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