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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Energy Efficiency Grants for Small Businesses in PA

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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Tuscon Electric Power Now Offering Rebates for T5 Retrofit Kit

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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Spending on US Utility Efficiency Programs to Double by 2025

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February 13th, 2013 | Posted in Blog, Economy | No Comments

The U.S. is on track for strong growth in utility energy efficiency investments due to an emerging suite of state-level policies. From 2006 to 2010, spending on utility-funded energy efficiency programs doubled from $2 billion to $4.8 billion. While future growth won’t be quite as dramatic, investments in programs to reduce electricity and natural gas | Read More

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Top 5 Incentives for Energy Efficiency Lighting

February 4th, 2013 | Posted in Blog, Economy, Rebates | No Comments

Facilities Managers or supervisors looking for incentives to kick off energy efficient lighting projects in 2013 will have not one but five incentive to consider: Utility Rebates: Most local utility companies offer energy efficient rebate programs that cover the T5 Retrofit Kit. However, they might fall under the custom rebate program, where pre-approval and inspection | Read More

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Gov Brown’s budget expected to aid schools’ energy efficiency

January 15th, 2013 | Posted in Blog, Rebates, Schools | No Comments

When Gov. Jerry Brown released his budget proposal, it included plans for $500 million in new spending on energy efficiency and related programs. Much of that money is expected to be earmarked for retrofitting schools to help lower utility bills, according to Capitol staffers. They say Brown’s plan will largely mirror a proposal put forward | 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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Clark County School District Saves Millions with Lighting Retrofit

January 3rd, 2013 | Posted in Blog | No Comments

Thousands of student in the Clark County School District, the nation’s fifth-largest, are able to use cutting-edge technology thanks to energy efficiency programs that have conserved energy and returned part of those savings to the classroom in the form of teaching aids, such as iPads. The iPad program is a microcosm of what’s happening within | Read More

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Energy Efficiency & Renewable Energy On-Bill Repayment Bill Introduced in California

December 12th, 2012 | Posted in Blog | No Comments

  An innovative and pioneering energy efficiency and renewable energy finance mechanism took a step closer to reality yesterday with the introduction of Senate Bill 37 (SB 37) by Senator Kevin de Leon. The bill would authorize theto establish a first-in-the nation On-Bill Repayment (OBR) program allowing consumers a creative way to save money and | Read More

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Lower Environmental Impact for Energy-Efficient Lighting

July 25th, 2012 | Posted in Blog | No Comments

A new Energy Department report finds that LED lamps have a significantly lower environmental impact than incandescent lighting and a slight environmental edge over compact fluorescent lamps (CFLs). The report, LED Manufacturing and Performance, compares these three technologies from the beginning to the end of their life cycles—including manufacturing, operation, and disposal. The most comprehensive study | Read More

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