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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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PA Give Small Biz Owners Rebates for Upgrades

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February 5th, 2013 | Posted in Blog, Government, Rebates | No Comments

The Department of Environmental Protection has awarded $239,809 in grants to help 32 small businesses across Pennsylvania invest in energy-efficiency or pollution-prevention projects. “Becoming energy-efficient can involve an initial up-front investment that will be proportionally higher for small businesses,” DEP Secretary Mike Krancer said. “The investment will pay for itself and more over time, but this program | Read More

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NYSERDA Announces Energy Efficiency Projects at Binghamton University

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January 31st, 2013 | Posted in Blog, Government, Rebates, Schools | No Comments

From NYSERDA: The New York State Energy Research and Development Authority (NYSERDA) announced energy efficiency projects at the State University of New York at Binghamton that are projected to save the university $355,000 in energy costs every year and will result in the avoidance of over 2,190 tons of greenhouse gas emissions annually. These projects | 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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