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Military & Energy Efficiency

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November 11th, 2013 | Posted in Blog, Government | No Comments

Today, Veteran’s Day, offers a specific opportunity to express our gratitude for the sacrifices military men and women make every day across the country. As one of our country’s most vital valuable assets, the military and its missions and tactics are frequently discussed and praised. But often left unnoticed is the military’s growing leadership on | Read More

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Hilton beach hotel to power up wind energy soon

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August 26th, 2013 | Posted in Blog, Economy | No Comments

A new rooftop attraction is turning heads at one South Florida hotel. The Hilton Fort Lauderdale Beach Resort has installed six wind turbines to plug into the natural breeze blowing from the Atlantic Ocean and help power its facilities. It’s the first Hilton of more than 500 properties to have installed wind turbines, executives said. They also | Read More

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DOE Invests to Save Energy in Small Buildings

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

The Energy Department on July 17 announced an award of $10 million—matched by at least $14 million in private sector funding—for six projects to help operators of small commercial buildings save money by saving energy. These buildings are less than 50,000 square feet in size and include schools, churches, strip malls, restaurants, and grocery stores. | 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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Linear LED, is the time now?

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April 16th, 2013 | Posted in Blog, Bright Ideas, Economy | No Comments

No one doubts that LED is the future of lighting. For the last several years prices have been coming down on many styles and recently a 40w LED replacement has reached the proverbial $10 retail price point.  This is been a boon for homeowners but commercial users have not been eager to take the make | Read More

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Energy Efficiency In K-12 Buildings Doesn’t Require Full Time Employee

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

By Karen Kroll – Energy Efficiency Individuals assigned to energy management in K-12 buildings don’t have to be full-time, especially in smaller districts. Mike Ellinger is the energy manager with DeKalb Central Schools in Waterloo, Ind. Ellinger, who oversees and tallies energy use within the six schools and one office building that partner with Energy Star, works | 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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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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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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