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Central Hudson Commits to Reducing Gas Sales

Central Hudson, a utility with about 309,000 electric and 84,000 gas customers, is the first utility in New York to agree to reduce their gas sales!

This hard-fought victory was achieved through months of pressure and negotiations with Central Hudson in their most recent rate case. Rate cases are one of the few ways […]

Efficiency Maine Funding Opportunity Invites Service Stations with Retail Operations to Step Up Conversions to High-Efficiency Equipment

Maine service stations with retail operations now have the opportunity to upgrade heating, ventilation, and air conditioning (HVAC) systems, LED lighting, and refrigeration equipment. For a limited-time, Efficiency Maine is offering a special promotion that aims to accelerate the conversion to high-efficiency equipment at service stations across the state.

“Many of these businesses use […]

Biden’s Efficiency Proposal for Manufactured Homes Must be Strengthened

 

A Biden administration proposal to set long-overdue efficiency standards for manufactured homes would yield some significant energy and carbon savings, but it risks allowing manufacturers to continue producing many inefficient models, leaving residents—including many low-income households—with high energy costs.

Energy efficiency requirements for manufactured homes (sometimes called mobile homes) have not been updated […]

Sixty Municipalities Use Funding from Efficiency Maine and The Nature Conservancy to Upgrade Lighting and Heating Systems

Maine municipalities from Alfred to Fort Kent are enjoying improved heating and lighting in township buildings thanks to grants they received from Efficiency Maine in collaboration with The Nature Conservancy in Maine. Town officials in 60 municipalities took advantage of a limited-time promotion to complete 140 energy-efficiency projects. Municipalities should be looking for additional opportunities […]

DOE Intends to Issue a Funding Opportunity

Opportunity Accelerates the Renovation of Buildings with Energy-Efficient Innovations

Today, the U.S. Department of Energy’s Office of Energy Efficiency and Renewable Energy (EERE) announced its intent to issue a Funding Opportunity Announcement (FOA) on behalf of the Building Technologies Office (BTO) called “Advanced Building Construction (ABC) – 2021.” This FOA would fund research intended […]

HeatSmart CNY Upcoming Events – Earth Day Related!

Learn How You Can Fight Climate Change and Lower Your Energy Use at Virtual HeatSmart CNY Events

SYRACUSE, NY – Do you pay too much to heat your home? Is your home drafty? Do you want to end your dependency on fossil fuels or chopping wood? HeatSmart CNY will be holding a segries of […]

Building Performance Association: Virtual Lobby Day

We still need your help to make sure Congress includes ample funding for our key residential energy efficiency programs within the Department of Energy! You can show your support by joining us for a series of virtual lobby day meetings (via Zoom) on March 23, 24, and 25.

BPA will take care of materials […]

How Multifamily Real Estate Companies Approach Energy Management and Savings

A growing number of private multifamily real estate companies are integrating energy efficiency into their planning and operations. The results? They are lowering their operating costs, increasing property values, and contributing to climate change mitigation efforts. A new ACEEE topic brief profiles the energy-saving practices of three U.S. companies and examines an energy efficiency […]

Webinar: Supporting Rural Communities with State Energy Efficiency Policy

Date and time: Thursday, January 14, 1:00 PM – 2:00 PM ET

State energy efficiency policies are a key tool for delivering energy savings to rural communities across the country. State regulators and policymakers are using a variety of policies – such as energy efficiency resource standards and performance incentives – to […]

Solicitation for Applications to USDA Rural Energy Savings Program

USDA Invites Applications for Loans Under the Rural Energy Savings Program

United States Department of Agriculture (USDA) Deputy Under Secretary for Rural Development Bette Brand today invited applications from utilities to help rural families and small businesses make cost-saving energy efficiency improvements.

USDA is making funding available under the […]