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.
Energy and Power Subcommittee Chairman Ed Whitfield (KY-01) today announced his plans to introduce resolutions under the Congressional Review Act (CRA) to disapprove of two final rules issued by the Environmental Protection Agency (EPA) for new and existing power plants. Under the CRA, a rule disapproved by Congress shall have no force and effect and an agency may not issue the same or a substantially similar rule unless authorized by subsequent legislation.
Members of the House Energy & Commerce Committee expressed their strong support for mental health reform in a letter to Chairman Upton and Ranking Member Pallone. Committee members urged colleagues to support legislative reforms that prioritize the needs of patients and families experiencing mental illness
Energy and Power Subcommittee Chairman Ed Whitfield (KY-01) today announced his plans to introduce resolutions under the Congressional Review Act (CRA) to disapprove of two final rules issued by the Environmental Protection Agency (EPA) for new and existing power plants. Under the CRA, a rule disapproved by Congress shall have no force and effect and an agency may not issue the same or a substantially similar rule unless authorized by subsequent legislation
Consumers Energy has recognized the artistic talents of students across Michigan elementary schools by featuring their drawings about electric and natural gas safety into its 2015-16 kids safety calendar.
Greenpeace released its 2015 Energy [R]evolution report, which finds that a global phase out of fossil fuels and shift towards 100 percent renewable energy is possible by 2050. The analysis, researched in collaboration with the German Aerospace Centre (DLR), shows that the transition to renewables would create jobs and be cost competitive. The necessary investment in clean energy would be more than covered by future savings in fuel costs
The Alliance to Save Energy is proud to host the 23rd annual Evening with the Stars of Energy Efficiency Awards Dinner at the Andrew W. Mellon Auditorium in Washington, D.C. This year’s Awards Dinner, affectionately referred to as the ‘Energy Prom’, welcomes 400 key players and influencers within the energy efficiency field to gather and celebrate the achievements of individuals, companies and policymakers
President Obama and Vice President Biden are committed to promoting smart, simple, low-cost technologies to help America transition to cleaner and more distributed energy sources, help households save on their energy bills, and to address climate change. That is why today, the Administration is announcing more than $120 million to scale up clean energy in 24 states across the country.
Thirty clean energy companies will present their business cases to a panel of investors and industry experts Nov. 3 and 4 in Denver, Colorado, as the Energy Department's National Renewable Energy Laboratory (NREL) hosts its annual Industry Growth Forum
President Obama is unveiling a set of impressive private and public sector commitments aimed at accelerating the Nation’s transition to a cleaner and more productive energy economy. The private sector commitments, combined with a robust set of executive actions, will expand opportunities to install energy saving technologies in households, while also driving the development of low-cost clean energy technologies.
OBAMA ADMINISTRATION TO PROVIDE GUIDANCE FOR FINANCING RENEWABLE ENERGY UPGRADES IN SINGLE FAMILY HOME
As part of the White House’s National Clean Energy Summit, the Obama Administration and the Federal Housing Administration (FHA) announced its intent to issue a set of guidelines supporting borrowers seeking to make energy efficient improvements to their homes. In today’s announcement, FHA expressed the intent to allow borrowers to use Single Family FHA financing for properties with existing Property Assessed Clean Energy (PACE) loans that meet certain conditions
In response to the President's planned remarks to expand markets for solar energy and energy efficiency in Las Vegas tonight at Sen. Harry Reid's Clean Energy Summit, Rhone Resch, president and CEO of the Solar Energy Industries Association (SEIA) released the following statement
Department of Energy Selects U.C. Berkeley to Lead Consortium for U.S.-China Clean Energy Research...
The U.S. Department of Energy (DOE) has selected the University of California, Berkeley to lead a consortium of university, nonprofit, utility, and national laboratory partners in a new technical track under the U.S.-China Clean Energy Research Center (CERC) that addresses water-related aspects of energy production and use. Once the award is finalized, the U.S. consortium will match or exceed DOE funding of $12.5 million and work with their Chinese counterparts to bolster collaborative efforts to ensure energy, water, and environmental security and combat climate change.
The percentage of renewable electricity purchased by U.S. companies in the information and communication technology (ICT) sector is growing and will likely increase significantly by the start of the next decade, according to a first-ever analysis by the Energy Department's National Renewable Energy Laboratory (NREL).
Energy Department Recognizes Arizona’s Dysart Unified School District for Leadership in Better Buildings Challenge
As part of the Obama Administration’s effort to cut energy waste in the nation’s buildings, the U.S. Department of Energy (DOE) today recognized Arizona’s Dysart Unified School District (USD) for increasing the use of energy efficiency and renewable energy technologies at 25 schools. Through the department’s Better Buildings Challenge, Dysart USD has committed to 20 percent energy savings over 10 years, spanning more than three million square feet of building space.
With damages up nearly 20 percent in 2015, Consumers Energy remindsdo-it-yourself homeowners that August 11 (8-11) should provide an important reminder to call MISS DIG at 8-1-1 to have underground utilities marked at no cost before digging.
Agriculture Secretary Tom Vilsack today announced $63 million in loans and grants for 264 renewable energy and energy efficiency projects nationwide that USDA is supporting through its Rural Energy for America Program (REAP).
Renew Financial Backs Nearly $70 Million in PACE-Financed Home Improvement Projects During Inaugural Year...
Renew Financial, a leading clean energy finance company, today celebrates a total of $236 million in financing applications submitted resulting in $68 million in energy efficiency projects either funded or under construction during the first year of operation of CaliforniaFIRST, its flagship PACE (Property Assessed Clean Energy) financing program.
What U.S. cities are doing to reduce their energy use is outlined in a new report from the Energy Department's National Renewable Energy Laboratory (NREL) that sets the stage for broader discussion and analysis. Given increasing urbanization and their large energy footprint, cities are a prime focal point for establishing a clean energy future.
Today’s announcement of EPA’s Clean Power Plan is a positive step towards ensuring that the American economy continues its successful path of doubling energy productivity by 2030, a goal endorsed by the President that would not only reduce emissions below what is required under these new regulations, but would also save the United States $327 billion annually and create 1.3 million net new jobs.