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Alliance Applauds Senate Energy Markup, Bipartisan Approval Of Portman-Shaheen

The Alliance to Save Energy is calling for Congress to pass several important energy efficiency bills that cleared the Senate Energy and Natural Resources Committee Thursday with broad bipartisan support, including the “Portman-Shaheen” bill that would create thousands of jobs and save consumers billions of dollar

Budget Would Gut Efficiency Programs; Alliance Vows Fight

The Alliance to Save Energy vowed to fight budget cuts for federal energy efficiency programs proposed Thursday by the Trump administration, including the elimination of the successful ENERGY STAR program and sharp reductions at the Department of Energy (DOE).

House Leaders Reintroduce Efficiency Legislation

Alliance to Save Energy President Kateri Callahan released the following statement Thursday after Reps. David McKinley (R-W. Va.) and Peter Welch (D-Vt.) reintroduced their bipartisan bill to advance energy efficiency.

Over 3 Million In U.S. Now Work In Clean Energy

National business groups representing the range and breadth of clean energy companies in the United States cheered government statistics showing their industries support more than 3 million American jobs – equal to the employment of retail stores across the country, and twice as many jobs as involved in construction of buildings. This is based on 2016 data recently released by the U.S. Department of Energy (DOE) in its second annual U.S. Energy and Employment Report.

Alliance To Save Energy Elects New Leaders To Board

The Alliance to Save Energy’s Board of Directors has elected three new members to help lead the organization’s mission of achieving a more energy efficient future. The newly elected directors are

Sen. Shaheen, Energy Leaders To Headline Efficiency Event

U.S. Sen. Jeanne Shaheen (D-N.H.) and New York Power Authority CEO Gil Quiniones will headline the Alliance to Save Energy’s Great Energy Efficiency Day in Washington, DC, on Wednesday, Feb. 8

Statement On Administration’s Quadrennial Energy Review

The Alliance to Save Energy released the following statement from Director of Research Kevin Lucas regarding the Administration's second installment of the Quadrennial Energy Review (QER)

Homeowners, Workers Lose As Congress Fails To Renew Energy Efficiency Tax Breaks

The Alliance to Save Energy called on lawmakers to restore common-sense energy efficiency tax breaks for American consumers and businesses that Congress – like a Grinch – is allowing to expire on Dec. 31

Alliance Elects New Chairman, Board Member

The Alliance to Save Energy announced Tuesday that its board of directors has named Gil C. Quiniones, chief executive officer of the New York Power Authority (NYPA), as Alliance chairman and elected Andrew McAllister, a commissioner on the California Energy Commission, as a new board memb

Statement On Selection Of Gov. Perry As DOE Secretary

The Alliance to Save Energy released the following statement from President Kateri Callahan regarding President-elect Donald Trump’s plans to nominate former Texas Gov. Rick Perry to lead the Department of Energy

Statement On Energy Bill

Alliance to Save Energy President Kateri Callahan released the following statement Wednesday after House Speaker Paul Ryan's office said the House would not consider the pending energy bill this year: “It’s just very frustrating to see Congress again fail to act on energy efficiency policies that have so much bipartisan political, business and public support, and that would help so many people and businesses save money on their energy bills.

Alliance To Save Energy Statement On Election Results

The Alliance to Save Energy released the following statement Wednesday from President Kateri Callahan regarding the results of Tuesday’s elections. “First we want to congratulate President-elect Trump on winning a hard-fought election. We will work diligently to support the new Administration’s efforts to rebuild America's infrastructure and manufacturing sector, through the key role of energy efficiency.

Alliance To Save Energy President Available For Interviews On Climate Plans In Marrakesh

Alliance to Save Energy President Kateri Callahan is attending the global climate conference in Marrakesh this week and is available for on-site or telephone interviews about the leading role energy efficiency must play in helping nations meet their commitments under the Paris accord.

Statement On Paris Climate Accord

Alliance to Save Energy President Kateri Callahan released the following statement Thursday in advance of the enactment of the Paris climate accord Friday

Utility And Efficiency Businesses Take Key Step On New Utility Rate Designs

The Alliance to Save Energy announced Wednesday it has successfully completed the first round of negotiations with a group of utility and energy efficiency interests to develop new recommendations that could shape how millions of Americans use and pay for energy in their homes. The group’s members agreed unanimously on a set of core principles guiding their work toward developing new utility rate designs that encourage the efficient and productive use of energy

Alliance To Save Energy Elects New Leaders To Board

The Alliance to Save Energy’s Board of Directors on Wednesday elected three new members to help lead the organization’s mission of achieving a more energy efficient future. The newly elected directors, who represent top business and utility entities, include

Alliance To Save Energy Names VP To Lead Communications

The Alliance to Save Energy is pleased to announce it has hired Ben Evans to its leadership team as Vice President of communications. Evans has nearly 20 years of experience in politics, including as a reporter. He comes to the Alliance from the U.S. biodiesel trade association, where he was director of public affairs. Previously he was a political reporter in the Washington bureau of The Associated Press and lead energy reporter at Congressional Quarterly

As Energy Bill Heats Up, Government And Private Industry Leaders Tout Importance Of Energy...

“Great Energy Efficiency Day and the Evening with the Stars of Energy Efficiency awards dinner both showcase the value of leading with energy efficiency in all aspects of the transformation to a modern energy economy. Today is an important day, signaling great opportunities ahead for U.S. leadership on energy policy in the years and decades to come.” - Kateri Callahan, President, Alliance to Save Energy

Senate Votes 84-3 to Move to Conference with the House on Comprehensive Energy Legislation

“Congress continues its march toward enactment of the first comprehensive energy legislation in almost a decade with today’s overwhelming 84-3 Senate vote to name conferees and move to conference with the House. With the announced agreement to set aside provisions that have garnered a veto threat from the White House, I am optimistic that any final version of the bill emerging from Congress will have as a centerpiece the impactful and important energy efficiency provisions in Title 1 of the Senate version of the bill.

Energy Secretary Moniz’s Energy Efficiency Legacy Celebrated With Prestigious Award

Lockheed Martin, Sacramento Municipal Utility District (SMUD), Staples, Tennessee Valley Authority (TVA), View, Inc. and Guy Van Syckle Join Moniz as Winners of the Alliance to Save Energy’s 24thAnnual Star of Energy Efficiency Awards

Doubling Down On Energy Efficiency: The Senate Moves Authorization And Appropriations Bills That Will...

“The Senate has doubled down on energy efficiency, first with overwhelming bipartisan passage of the comprehensive energy bill — which boasts energy efficiency policies as a cornerstone— and then today with passage of the Energy and Water (E&W) appropriations bill that providessignificant funding for critical energy efficiency programs administered by the U.S. Department of Energy,” said Alliance to Save Energy Director of Government Relations Daniel Bresette.

Game-Changing Report Launch — Greater Than The Sum Of Its Parts: The Case For...

There is growing consensus in the buildings industry that focusing on building systems—a combination of equipment, controls, operations and interconnections—will become increasingly necessary to achieve future meaningful and cost-effective energy savings in buildings. The Alliance to Save Energy and its partners released theSystems Efficiency Initiative (SEI) Year 1 Report at the 2016 EE Global Forum in Washington, D.C.

International Business, Policy And Opinion Leaders Converge At The EE Global Forum In Washington,...

Today the Alliance to Save Energy’s (Alliance) 9th annual Energy Efficiency Global Forum (EE Global) opened, welcoming nearly 500 international delegates from the business, government and nonprofit sectors to Washington, D.C. for the world’s premiere, invitation-only forum dedicated to energy efficiency

Alliance To Save Energy Joins White House Initiative To Incorporate Resilience Into Building Energy...

Today, the Alliance to Save Energy joined over 30 organizations and agencies in a series of commitments aimed at strengthening the U.S. building sector by pledging to promote resilience in the built environment through our work promoting the development and adoption of building energy codes. Building energy codes increase energy productivity, and reduce energy use and greenhouse gas emissions that contribute to unprecedented and unpredictable climate trends and extreme weather events.

Senate Takes A Significant Step Toward A Modern Energy Economy

Today’s overwhelming passage by the U.S. Senate of S. 2012, the Energy Policy Modernization Act, by a tally of 85-12 represents a significant step forward on the path toward a modernized energy economy. The Alliance to Save Energy applauds the widespread benefits this bill’s energy efficiency provisions will result in: more American jobs, enhanced national security and an improved environment. Today’s positive step sends a strong bipartisan message that will help this bill safely to the finish line and across President Obama’s desk

Recognizing Energy Industry Champions: Ushering in a New Era of Leadership

The Alliance to Save Energy is proud to jointly announce the recipients of the 2016 Unsung Hero Awardsand the confirmation of four new additions to our Board of Directors, mutually marking the continuing strength of diverse energy efficiency leadership. These energy efficiency trailblazers are collectively providing indispensable guidance for the energy efficiency industry, and deserve recognition for their efforts in helping transition the U.S. to a modern energy economy.

Electricity Markets Will Continue To Evolve, Despite Supreme Court Ruling To Stay Clean Power...

"Yesterday the Supreme Court decided narrowly in a 5-4 vote to stay the Clean Power Plan while the DC Circuit Court reviews the merits of the legal challenges opposing the rule. While it is unfortunate to see a legal "pause" button pushed for states already underway with their planning processes, it is important to recognize that this in no way reflects a final decision on the merits or legality of the Clean Power Plan.

President Obama’s FY 2017 Budget Highlights Role Of Clean Energy And Energy Efficiency For...

“President Obama’s last budget continues the solid and stalwart support for investing in a clean and efficient energy future that we have seen throughout his administration. The administration’s budget proposal for fiscal year 2017 once again calls for significant increases in funding for energy efficiency and new initiatives that will improve our energy productivity and increase the competitiveness of our economy.

Supreme Court Delivers Big Win For Energy Efficiency

The United States Supreme Court issued an order Monday that will have far-reaching and positive impacts on the modernization of U.S. energy markets. The Supreme Court found that the Federal Energy Regulatory Commission (FERC) had the authority to regulate demand response programs under the Federal Power Act (FPA), and “engaged in reasoned decision-making” when setting the wholesale rate for demand response compensation.

Historic Energy Efficiency Standards Announced By DOE Will Deliver Massive Energy And Dollar Savings

“DOE continues its aggressive and focused campaign to save businesses and consumers money on their energy bills with the announcement of new energy efficiency standards for commercial air conditioners and furnaces. The energy and dollar savings from these latest standards are more than double that of any standard that has been issued to date.



Construction Company Officer Sentenced to Prison for Conspiring to Defraud Government

Michelle Cho, an officer of Far East Construction Corporation (Far East) and other construction companies, was sentenced today to six months in prison and 24 months of supervised release on a federal charge of conspiring to commit wire fraud. Cho was also ordered to pay forfeiture in the amount of $169,166 and pay a criminal fine in the amount of $35,000


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The Boulder Group Arranges Sale of Triple Net Lease Dollar General...

The Boulder Group, a net leased investment brokerage firm, has completed the sale of a single tenant new construction Dollar General located at 710 East 4th Street in Delavan, Illinois for $ $1,211,000. Delavan is part of the Peoria Metropolitan Statistical Area