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White House Announces New Actions and Progress Made to Make American Buildings More Efficient

President Obama is committed to taking commonsense actions to reduce carbon pollution and save taxpayers money on their energy bills. Cutting energy and water waste not only drives carbon reductions, but creates a stronger building infrastructure, improves community resilience, and spurs American job growth. Through President Obama’s Better Buildings Initiative, the Department of Energy is Read more…

What’s New in State Energy Efficiency Policy Management?

During 2015 – 2016, state officials are planning and examining new data regarding their state policy designs in relevance to projects to encourage cost effective and more efficient energy usage. Many state policies that outline energy efficient standards using innovative energy saving solutions are anticipating reductions in customer’s energy bills. Recent data also demonstrates confidence Read more…

Goldwater gets energy-efficient lights, courtesy of federal stimulus

The conservative Goldwater Institute advocacy group in Phoenix has been a vocal critic of the 2009 federal stimulus package. So it’s got to be annoying for their lawyers to know that when they sit at their computers to write legal briefs on President Barack Obama’s failures, they do so with the help of energy-efficient lights 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…

Big businesses fight over Indiana energy program

Two giant corporations that sell products that save electricity have weighed in to try to rescue an Indiana program designed to promote energy efficiency, pitting them against other big businesses who want Gov. Mike Pence to kill it. Honeywell and Ingersoll Rand, which both have operations in Indiana, warned in a joint statement this week Read more…

Port Authority replaces Lincoln Tunnel lighting, touts big energy savings

If the lighting inside the Lincoln Tunnel looks a little different to you, your mind’s not playing tricks on you. In a move that Port Authority says will save $283,000 in energy costs annually, the bistate agency has replaced the lighting in the tunnel with 2,300 energy-efficient LEDlights. “Replacing our bridge and tunnel lighting systems with Read more…

Legislation Killing Indiana’s Successful Energy-Efficiency Program

03.11.2014 “Legislation Killing Indiana’s Successful Energy-Efficiency Program Moves To Governor’s Desk“ Following the lead of the House last week, the Indiana Senate on Monday voted 37-8 to end the state’s popular Energizing Indiana program, which will now head to Gov. Mike Pence for consideration. The Energizing Indiana Program launched two years ago by former governor Mitch Daniels Read more…

AMERESCO WORKS ON ENERGY EFFICIENCY IN MICHIGAN

Energy efficiency firm Ameresco began work on a $1.6 million Energy Savings Performance Contract (ESPC) with Alpena County in northeastern Michigan. Expected to be completed by the end of the year, it is projected that the ESPC will save the county more than $100,000 in annual energy and operational savings through numerous energy efficiency and critical infrastructure improvements Read more…

DTE DRIVING ADVANCED LIGHTING TECHNOLOGY

Launched in 2012, DTE Energy’s E-Challenge for Energy Efficiency program is in its second year. Sponsored by Detroit-based NextEnergy in partnership with the Engineering Society of Detroit (ESD), the challenge focuses on innovative energy-efficiency technology in advanced lighting.   The E-Challenge brings underutilized energy-efficiency products to the DTE service area and is intended to showcase Read more…