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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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CA Senator Wants More Energy Efficiency for Govt

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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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New England States Avert Grid Upgrades Thanks to Energy Efficiency

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January 17th, 2013 | Posted in Blog | No Comments

Need more evidence of the value of energy efficiency initiatives? Consider this recent regional revelation from New England. Recent energy efficiency measures taken across six states have been so effective that there’s no longer a need to spend $260 million in planned upgrades to transmission towers and power lines, reports ISO-New England, the agency that runs the region’s | 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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Save Money, Create Jobs: How Energy Efficiency Can Work for West Virginia

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January 8th, 2013 | Posted in Blog | No Comments

Three advocacy groups are teaming up to promote an effort to reduce the footprint of energy production but in a way they say will create jobs and save consumers money. The Sierra Club, Energy Efficient West Virginia and the West Virginia Citizen Action Group came together to share the results of a report completed by | Read More

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Editorial: Energy Retrofits for Schools Will Pay Off Big Time

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January 7th, 2013 | Posted in Blog, Schools | No Comments

From the Sacramento Bee In this new year, voters should pat themselves on the back for delivering some stability to public schools. Voter support of Gov. Jerry Brown’s increase in sales and income taxes (Proposition 30) stopped the precipitous decline in state funding for public schools over the last five years. But 2013 also brings | Read More

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

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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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Obama signs off on energy efficiency legislation

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December 27th, 2012 | Posted in Blog | No Comments

Energy efficiency supporters from a variety of sectors enthusiastically greeted President Obama’s signing of new energy efficiency legislation this week. The legislation, The American Energy Manufacturing Technical Corrections Act (or HR 6582) includes a number of varied provisions including more aggressively promoting energy efficiency and supporting deployment of existing manufacturing technologies In the bill’s introductory text, the | Read More

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

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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

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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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