CA Senator Wants More Energy Efficiency for Govt

January 24th, 2013 | Posted in Blog, Government | No Comments

Senate Environment and Public Works Chairwoman Barbara Boxer is moving bills to improve building energy efficiency as one means of mitigating climate change. “There doesn’t have to be ‘a bill’ on climate,” Boxer told reporters Tuesday morning, one day after President Barack Obama gave climate change a prominent place in his second inaugural address. “There | Read More

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Energy Efficiency Rebates To Top $9.5B by 2025

January 22nd, 2013 | Posted in Blog, Rebates | No Comments

Spending on energy efficiency programs funded by electric and natural gas utility customers will double by 2025 to about $9.5 billion per year, according to projections published January 17 by researchers at Berkeley Lab. These funds, which come from a charge on utility bills, historically constitute the nation’s largest source of spending on programs to | Read More

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Americans Could Save Over Half-Billion with Energy Efficiency Products

January 18th, 2013 | Posted in Blog | No Comments

The global energy efficiency market totaled a hefty $595.45 billion in 2012. Although growth slipped a bit during the global recession of 2008-2009, business has picked back up and many market segments are now thriving. The future of the global energy efficiency market remains bright, as some segments enjoy especially prosperous growth.Smart meters are projected to experience a | Read More

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Energizing Indiana Provides Millions in Rebates for Lighting Upgrades

January 14th, 2013 | Posted in Blog, Rebates | 1 Comment

Indiana saved more than 420 million kWh of energy in 2012, thanks to the statewide energy efficiency initiative Energizing Indiana. As a result of this initiative, Hoosiers realized energy savings in their homes and businesses and made progress toward a healthier environment for Indiana. After the program’s first full year, more than 37,000 homeowners and | Read More

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Who’s Still Buying T12’s? Apparently Not That Many People

January 10th, 2013 | Posted in Blog, Informational | No Comments

NEMA’s T12 lamp shipment index tumbled to 37.5, a decline of nearly 40% on a year-over-year (y/y) basis during Q3 – the first quarter following the implementation of the new efficiency standards for general service fluorescent lamps (GSFL). T8s and T12s also posted double digit declines of 26.9% and 19.9%, respectively. Overall shipments during the | Read More

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Alaska Schools Looking to Save Money with Energy Retrofits

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January 9th, 2013 | Posted in Blog, Schools | No Comments

An energy audit of Alaska public facilities uncovered some of the most, and least, energy efficient buildings in the state. The study, conducted by Alaska Housing Finance Corp., evaluated 327 investment grade audits performed on public facilities. The study estimates there are 5,000 public buildings in Alaska, spending more than $641 million on energy every | Read More

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Gov Cuomo Gives Energy Efficiency Projects the (Green) Thumbs Up

January 4th, 2013 | Posted in Blog | No Comments

New York Gov. Andrew Cuomo issued an executive order Friday that his office said will save millions of taxpayer dollars and create thousands of jobs even as it reduces greenhouse gas emissions. Cuomo directed state agencies to increase energy efficiency in state buildings by 20 percent in seven years. He’s calling the initiative Build Smart | Read More

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New York’s Small Businesses Eligible for Low Financing for Energy-Efficiency Upgrades

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December 24th, 2012 | Posted in Blog | 1 Comment

The New York State Energy Research and Development Authority said Thursday that small business owners and nonprofits that make energy-efficiency upgrades can receive up to $50,000 in low-interest financing. The money will be repayable on the company’s monthly utility bills. Small businesses with 100 employees or fewer and nonprofits that own their building are eligible | Read More

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CA Schools to Receive Energy-Efficiency Upgrade Funding from Prop. 39

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

With California still deep in the red, school officials want to make sure they get their proper funding to upgrade older facilities and make them more energy-efficient. Currently the energy bill for the Los Angeles Unified School District is $105 million per year. Principal Greg Thomas is pleading his case to lawmakers to give his campus | Read More

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Energy Rebates Coming to Louisiana

December 14th, 2012 | Posted in Blog | No Comments

On Wednesday, the state Public Service Commission gave the green light to the initiative, which gives electric utilities and natural gas providers about a year to develop programs that will likely offer residential and business customers incentives for making improvements that lower their electricity use. By signing off on the program, PSC members hope to follow the | Read More

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