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Senate bill includes permanent reauthorization of conservation fund

by Collin Szewczyk, Aspen Daily News Staff Writer United States Sen. Bennet had big influence on the Energy Policy Modernization Act The U.S Senate passed a bipartisan energy bill on Tuesday that includes permanent reauthorization of the Land and Water Conservation Fund (LWCF), an aspect that was championed by Colo. Sen. Michael Bennet. The Energy Read more…

Constellation Helps Town of Essex to Reduce Annual Electricity Use

Constellation and the Town of Essex, Mass., today announced the completion of an energy efficient lighting project designed to reduce the town’s electricity consumption by an estimated 85,266 kilowatt-hours (kWh) annually, more than 14 percent of the town’s usage. Energy efficient lighting was installed in Essex’s town hall, police and fire station, senior center, water Read more…

East Hartford council to take up energy contract

After tabling a vote on a new energy performance contract due to what some Town Council members called a lack of information on cost savings, the council will re-address the issue at its Tuesday meeting. On July 15, the council tabled a discussion on whether the town should enter into a contract with Ameresco Inc., Read more…

LED STREET LIGHTING KINDLES INTEREST IN MICHIGAN

There’s been plenty of dark news out of Detroit recently. But one bright spot in the beleaguered city is the ongoing replacement of aging street lights with highly efficient and attractive LED street lights. By July 1 Detroit had installed its 10,000th LED street light, putting it ahead of schedule on a plan for 65,000 new such lights Read more…

ITHACA SCHOOLS SPEND MONEY TO SAVE ENERGY

Next summer, Ithaca City School District (ICSD) is likely to embark construction on a district-wide Energy Performance Contract (EPC)—conducted by Trane Heating and Air Condition Services—that would cost more than $10.1 million. Eighteen years from now the capital project is projected to cover the $10.1 million cost and net the district $7.5 million in additional Read more…

ICSD Eyes 18-year, $10.1 Million Energy Contract

Next summer, Ithaca City School District (ICSD) is likely to embark construction on a district-wide Energy Performance Contract (EPC)—conducted by Trane Heating and Air Condition Services—that would cost more than $10.1 million. Eighteen years from now, the capital project, is projected to cover the $10.1 million cost and net the district $7.5 million in additional Read more…

Montgomery County, to save $4.2 million through energy performance contract with Constellation

Montgomery County, PA and Constellation have announced construction of $2.4 million in water and energy conservation measures at the Montgomery County Courthouse. The conservation measures will provide approximately $4.2 million in cost savings through the county’s 20-year energy performance contract with Constellation. Montgomery County is expected to see a complete return on its investment in less than Read more…

Scottdale’s Geyer Performing Arts Center switches to energy-efficient lighting

The Green Room at the Geyer Performing Arts Center just got a little greener. The Scottdale theater recently took steps to become the first local theater to make the switch to energy-efficient lighting. “This change has many positives for the theater,” said Brad Geyer, GPAC board president. “Electric usage is first on the list. The Read more…

Army National Guard Awards Ameresco Energy Savings Performance Contract for National Headquarters

Comprehensive ESPC to serve Army National Guard Headquarters complex just outside of Washington, D.C. Ameresco, Inc., a leading energy efficiency and renewable energy company, announced today that the Army National Guard has awarded Ameresco an Energy Savings Performance Contract (ESPC) task order to improve the energy efficiency of the Army National Guard headquarters in Arlington, Virginia, just outside of Washington, D.C. Read more…

KCP&L’s energy efficiency plans again plugged in

Kansas City Power & Light’s plans to help customers save energy in Missouri and reduce carbon emissions are back on track. In 2012, the utility dropped energy efficiency plans that would have, among other steps, given customers rebates for more efficient air conditioners and provided programmable thermostats.   At the time, the move was harshly Read more…