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Research Shows That Many Retailers Are Unhappy with Their Lighting

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October 10th, 2013 | Posted in Blog, Economy | No Comments

via ecmag.com Retailers are considering upgrading to directional light-emitting diode (LED) replacement lamps; however, lacking relevant education, they are making these decisions primarily based on initial cost and payback, according to a survey of retailers conducted by Pacific Gas & Electric and the California Lighting Technology Center (CLTC). Survey respondents included 87 retailers based in | Read More

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Why Americans need to care about energy efficiency

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July 22nd, 2013 | Posted in Blog, Economy | No Comments

Most people don’t realize it, but their relationship with electricity is odd. Ed White, vice president of customer and business strategy for National Grid US, summed it up in a recent interview by relating a vignette from a colleague with a 13-year-old son. The boy ran from the house one day shouting, “We don’t have Internet. | Read More

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Study Shows U.S. Is Becoming More Energy Efficient

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June 24th, 2013 | Posted in Blog, Economy | No Comments

A new study from the Rexel Foundation has uncovered that the United States has made great strides in becoming more energy efficient and is well positioned for future growth in the sector. Published last week, the Rexel Foundation study looks at the state of energy efficiency, and found that 94% of US electrical contractors feel | Read More

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DOE Sec. Moniz says that energy efficiency is going to be #1 priority

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May 29th, 2013 | Posted in Blog, Government | 1 Comment

Ernest Moniz delivered his first remarks as energy secretary at the EE Global Forum last Tuesday. In his first official remarks as Energy Secretary, Mr. Moniz focused on an aspect of energy policy that lends itself to consensus perhaps a bit more easily than others: the need for greater efficiency. After his swearing in just | Read More

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Bipartisan energy efficiency bill introduced in House

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May 28th, 2013 | Posted in Blog, Government | No Comments

U.S. Reps. David B. McKinley, R-W.Va., and Peter Welch, D-Vt., introduced two pieces of bipartisan legislation aimed at spurring energy efficiency investments in residential and commercial buildings and creating construction jobs. “These are common-sense ideas that will create jobs, save money for consumers and conserve energy,” McKinley said. “This issue transcends political ideology.” The Home Owner Managing | 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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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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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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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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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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