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Request for Proposal- Funds available for renewable energy installations in Windham County!

The Windham County Renewable Energy Program is looking for project proposals of renewable energy installations in Windham County. The projects require a minimum of 50% cash or in kind match. This program has funded 9 projects within Windham County (see below). Questions on the RFP must be submitted in writing by July 20th and will […]

July Webinar: Financing 2.0: Navigating 3rd-Party Financing for Efficiency and Renewables

 

UPCOMING WEBINAR FINANCING 2.0: NAVIGATING 3RD-PARTY FINANCING FOR EFFICIENCY AND RENEWABLESTUESDAY, JULY 10, 2018 3:00 – 4:00 PM ET The last few years have seen dramatic growth in the variety of third-party financing options available for energy efficiency and renewable energy projects. To help make sense of the options, DOE recently rolled out […]

Why Real Estate and Insurance Lobbies will Influence Climate Policy

Flooding during Hurricane Harvey. Image: nbcnews.com.

By Kenan Sahin

Climate change is often seen as synonymous with global warming, a misperception deriving from the historical mislabeling of the phenomenon.

Certainly, “warming” is part of it, but the real danger is the increasing variations or the greater-than-normal fluctuations in all aspects of climate: temperature; humidity; […]

The End of Fossil Fuels is In Sight

Fracking in Pennsylvania. Photo: Ruhrfisch, GFDL, CC-BY-CC.

By George Harvey

On May 23, the price of General Electric (GE) stock fell steeply. This happened because GE announced that its power division is not making money. The power division makes steam and gas turbines for fossil fuel and nuclear plants, but it does […]

Capturing Carbon and Dollars:

Mechanical and Biological Paths

Credit: 2013.igem.org

Roy Morrison

Our recent business-friendly Trump tax cut extravaganza now makes capturing carbon emissions from fossil fuels probably economical by paying $30 dollars a ton for carbon capture and storage. Compared to pollution and ecocide-as-usual this may be a good idea, as suggested by MIT Technology Review on […]

Deadlines Coming Soon, Apply Now for Building Technologies Office Funding Opportunities

The Building Technologies Office currently has three open funding opportunities with deadlines quickly approaching, apply now!

Buildings Energy Efficiency Frontiers & Innovation Technologies (BENEFIT) 2018 will fund up to $19.5 million for approximately 15-25 cost-shared projects focused on early-stage R&D to enable the development of novel technologies that can improve efficiency, reduce the […]

Upcoming Webinar: Using Commercial PACE Financing to Improve Efficiency and Resiliency in Buildings

It’s one thing to say you need to make your buildings more adaptable to unpredictable weather events and more energy-efficient; it’s another thing to actually pay for it. Resiliency upgrades often come with a high upfront cost, so where does the money come from?

Enter CPACE!

This webinar will introduce you […]

New Funding Opportunity Includes Emphasis on Building Energy Codes

The U.S. Department of Energy (DOE) Building Technologies Office (BTO) has announced the availability of up to $11.5 million for a Funding Opportunity Announcement (FOA) titled, “Building America Industry Partnerships and Research Priorities for High-Performance Housing Innovation – 2018.”

As part of this announcement, BTO supports research priorities in the residential […]

ACEEE to Host Webinar on Financing Clean Energy Projects

Hear from some of the people you will meet at our dynamic, don’t-miss 2018 Energy Efficiency Finance Forum. On Tuesday, May 8 at 3:00 p.m., the American Council for an Energy-Efficient Economy will host a webinar to explore how states, cities, and localities can best finance energy efficiency projects and achieve clean energy goals. […]

Burlington District 2030 Challenge

By Barbara Whitchurch

What is the 2030 Challenge (also known as the 2030 District Movement)? Well, the premise is actually quite simple. Buildings account for over 40% of the CO2 emissions and over 45% of the greenhouse gases (GHGs) created in the U.S. each year. (Urban environments emit 75% of GHGs globally.) Therefore, improving the […]