energy savings

City of Talladega gets 0% loan from state for energy efficiency

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

The city of Talladega has been awarded a zero percent loan to improve energy efficiency. According to a letter from Alabama Gov. Robert Bentley, the state will be getting $274,303 “to install energy-efficient retrofits to buildings owned by the city…I congratulate you on your commitment to energy efficiency and the fine example you are setting | Read More

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NIPSCO Providing Rebates for Energy Efficiency

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April 9th, 2013 | Posted in Blog, Rebates, Schools | No Comments

Students may mistake them for smoke detectors, but they are actually energy saving devices helping schools save thousands of dollars. They are occupancy sensors that turn off lights when no one is in the room, and through a partnership between NIPSCO and Energizing Indiana, they are one of the many components being introduced to La | Read More

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2012 Utility Efficiency Savings Goals Met by TVA, Georgia Power and Duke Energy

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April 3rd, 2013 | Posted in Blog, Rebates | No Comments

written by Natalie Mins The Southeast utilities are starting to step up their game in energy efficiency. Three of the major utilities here in the Southeast not only met their 2012 energy efficiency goals, they exceeded them by 22%! The idea of energy efficiency goals in the South was just a glimmer in the eye | Read More

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Colorado Co-ops Spotlight Efficiency

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April 1st, 2013 | Posted in Blog, Rebates | No Comments

The Colorado Rural Electric Association is working on a new program to help electric cooperative members use energy more efficiently throughout their homes, schools and businesses. The Colorado EnergyWise Project, a joint effort between CREA and its member co-ops, is in the initial planning stage, but the association intends to include several components that will be implemented | Read More

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First Energy Backpedals on Rebates

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March 27th, 2013 | Posted in Blog, Rebates | No Comments

FirstEnergy Corp.’s compact fluorescent light bulb program is back, but this time it’s up to consumers to call the company to receive them. FirstEnergy is also preparing to give direct subsidies to retail stores in the region that sell CFL bulbs, expand cash rebates to consumers who turn in old appliances and offer incentives to small | 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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TN Energy Efficiency Loan Program Interest Rate Lowered

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March 26th, 2013 | Posted in Blog, Economy | 1 Comment

Pathway Lending announced on Wednesday it has lowered the interest rate of the Tennessee Energy Efficiency Loan Program to two percent in order to make the program even more beneficial and accessible to Tennessee businesses. The new interest rate is available on five-year loans to businesses that undertake energy projects that include energy-saving measures. Standalone | Read More

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MO Dept. of Natural Resources offering $5M in loans

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March 25th, 2013 | Posted in Blog, Government, Rebates | No Comments

The Missouri Department of Natural Resources is making $5 million in low-interest loans available to schools, governments and not-for-profit hospitals to complete energy-efficiency and renewable energy projects. The department is accepting loan applications for projects costing between $5,000 and $500,000 through August 31. Loans are repaid from energy savings achieved. Loans to public schools and | Read More

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Policy changes could free $1 trillion in energy savings

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March 25th, 2013 | Posted in Blog, Economy | No Comments

Policymakers could free up $1 trillion in energy savings for consumers by modifying policies that would change consumer behavior, the American Council for an Energy-Efficient Economy said in a report. Providing consumers with more information about the energy efficiency of appliances and other products is especially important, the Washington D.C.-based think tank concluded. Currently available | Read More

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SF Biz Owners Can Receive Financing Energy Efficiency Upgrades

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March 21st, 2013 | Posted in Blog, Rebates | No Comments

Two Bay Area organizations announced a new energy efficiency program based on investing in small and medium-sized businesses nationwide looking to upgrade their current energy systems. Businesses accepted will split initial energy cost-savings with the investors paying up-front costs for design and installation of energy-saving technology. Manufacturers, schools, churches and clinics looking to retrofit existing | Read More

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