lighting retrofit

Can we stop with the repeal of the bulb ban…PLEASE?

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January 10th, 2014 | Posted in Blog, Government | 6 Comments

Even though the bill was passed in 2007, signed by President George W. Bush, has widespread support by the lighting industry and will save consumers millions on energy costs,  there are still some members of the GOP who think that energy efficient bulbs are bad for Americans. Rep. Jeff Duncan (R-S.C.) on Wednesday proposed legislation | Read More

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DOE: $675M saved with LED, could top $1B in 2013

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June 17th, 2013 | Posted in Blog, Economy | No Comments

The U.S. Department of Energy (DOE) has released a report analyzing markets where light-emitting diodes (LEDs) compete with traditional lighting sources (e.g., incandescent and fluorescent). The report, Adoption of Light-Emitting Diodes in Common Lighting Applications, provides estimates of current energy savings, plus potential savings if these markets switched to LEDs overnight. Nine markets were analyzed: Four | Read More

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Ameren MO invests $62M in rebates and Mississippi Power says “No Rebates for You!”

June 12th, 2013 | Posted in Blog, Rebates | No Comments

Ameren Missouri plans to invest $62 million from 2013 to 2015 in the BizSavers program, part of the company’s 3-year, $147 million plan to upgrade energy efficiency programs. Of the $62 million, $32 million is being used for cash incentives that encourage non-residential customers to complete energy efficiency projects. The overall cost of the BizSavers | Read More

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Ohio business owners can borrow up to $1M for energy efficiency projects

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May 30th, 2013 | Posted in Blog, Government | No Comments

Manufacturers, schools, churches, and clinics throughout the Buckeye State could cut tens of millions of dollars a year on their energy bills, thanks to a new pioneering financial tool launching today by the Council of Smaller Enterprises, efficiency-services financer Metrus Energy, and CalCEF, an organization focused on accelerating clean energy technologies. The new Ohio Efficiency Resource Fund provides | 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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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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Consumers Energy (MI) Awarded $7.3M In Energy Efficiency Incentives 4Q ’12

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March 19th, 2013 | Posted in Blog, Rebates | No Comments

Consumers Energy’s Business Solutions program awarded $7.3 million in incentives in the fourth quarter of 2012 to help Michigan commercial and industrial customers become more energy efficient. Statewide, these projects are saving the 1,695 participating customers an estimated $9.5 million in energy costs each year.  The annual energy savings are:  71.7 million kilowatt-hours (kWh) of | Read More

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Energy Efficiency Grants for Small Businesses in PA

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March 18th, 2013 | Posted in Blog, Rebates | No Comments

The DEP in Pennsylvania has given 36 small businesses across the state a total of $290,010 in grants for energy efficiency and pollution prevention projects. Pennsylvania’s Small Business Advantage Grant program, which is funded through the Hazardous Sites Cleanup Act, helps businesses that have 100 or fewer employees. The program provides 50 percent matching reimbursement | Read More

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$12M North Pocono renovation project will improve energy efficiency

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March 12th, 2013 | Posted in Blog, Schools | No Comments

This summer, the North Pocono School District will embark on a project involving sweeping renovations for some its schools – changes officials say will help the facilities last another 20 to 30 years. Improvements at four buildings – district middle and intermediate schools and Moscow and Jefferson elementaries – during the next three summers will | Read More

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Tuscon Electric Power Now Offering Rebates for T5 Retrofit Kit

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March 7th, 2013 | Posted in Blog, Rebates | No Comments

As part of Tuscon Electric Power’s commerical energy solutions program, any customer who converts from a T12 fixture to T5 Retrofit Kit is eligible for a rebate of $9.50 per unit. For example, if a TEP customer has a 4 lamp T12 fixture and replaces it with 2 T5 Retrofit Kits the total rebate would be | Read More

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