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Energy Efficiency Highlighted at Illinois Renewable Energy Conference

Energy Efficiency Highlighted at Illinois Renewable Energy Conference

On July 16, Illinois State University hosted the annual Illinois Renewable Energy Conference, and for the first time ever, the 2015 conference incorporated an energy efficiency track into the conference’s breakout sessions alongside wind, solar, biomass and geothermal. MEEA served on the conference planning committee and convened the three [Continue]

MEEA Partners with M-WERC to Identify Barriers to Industrial Energy Efficiency

MEEA Partners with M-WERC to Identify Barriers to Industrial Energy Efficiency

Over the last year, MEEA has participated in the Industrial Energy Efficiency Working Group coordinated by M-WERC, or the Mid-West Energy Research Consortium, a MEEA Member. Headquartered in Milwaukee, M-WERC is a unique thought leader, catalyst and incubator focused on the growth and economic competitiveness of the energy, power and control [Continue]

Upcoming Webinar: ESPC 2.0: How a New Generation of Energy Savings Performance Contracting is Improving Energy Efficiency in U.S. Buildings

On Tuesday, Feb 3, 2015, at 2-3pm CST, join Better Buildings Challenge Partners and Allies to learn how Energy Savings Performance Contracting (ESPC) is expanding to new sectors, including and beyond municipal and state governments, to impact building energy efficiency. In this webinar, learn how your organization can take advantage of ESPCs to [Continue]

MEEA Webinar: Better Buildings, Better Plants – 3M Company Spotlight

Join MEEA on Thursday, October 23, 2014, 1:00-2:00pm CDT for a U.S. Department of Energy’s Better Buildings, Better Plants Program, with a spotlight on 3M. Register here.  The U.S. Department of Energy’s (DOE’s) Better Buildings, Better Plants Program is a voluntary partnership initiative to drive significant energy efficiency [Continue]

Energy efficiency could be lifeline for aging paper mills

Midwest Energy News by Kari Lyderson The sights of hulking, steaming paper and pulp mills – and the acrid smell they produce – are familiar to many residents of Wisconsin, Ohio and other Midwestern states. For much of the 20th century these mills were central to regional economies, employing hundreds of thousands of people and [Continue]

The Midwest Industrial Initiative: Launching Soon, Call for Case Studies

The Midwest Industrial Initiative: Launching Soon, Call for Case Studies

MEEAs Midwest Industrial Initiative (MI2) is a resource website to connect industrials with local and national energy efficiency information and contacts. MI2 will be a regional network for state and local governments, utility efficiency staff  to have a  one-stop shop that includes  policy and program best practices, so that they can make more [Continue]

Midwest IEE/CHP Meeting on Thursday, June 21st

On Thursday June 21st in Columbus, Ohio the U.S. Department of Energy will convene a meeting on Midwest Industrial Energy Efficiency and Combined Heat and Power.  This dialogue meeting will bring together state regulators, industrial users, utilities and other stakeholders with a goal of developing and implementing state best practice policies [Continue]

How industry could become the next efficiency frontier

How industry could become the next efficiency frontier

The following is an original post  by Drew Kerr, and was originally posted on the Midwest Energy News website. Drew Kerr is a Minneapolis-based freelance reporter. He can be reached at drewbkerr@gmail.com. Homeowners have been buttoning up their windows and doors. Businesses are installing LED lights. But what role should manufacturers play in [Continue]

MGA Industrial Energy Efficiency Summit Recap

MGA Industrial Energy Efficiency Summit Recap

The Midwest Industrial Energy Efficiency Summit was held on Wednesday, January 11th at the Fairmont in Chicago. The event was cosponsored by the World Resources Institute, Midwestern Governors Association, Midwest Energy Efficiency Alliance, and Great Plains Institute.  The summit hosted over 130 participants who included utilities, consultants, [Continue]

Midwest Industrial Initiative Program Launches Industrial Utility Program Call

MEEA’s Midwest Industrial Initiative (MI2) is pleased to announce the launch of the Utility Industrial Forum. This Forum is for MEEA Member electric and natural gas utilities and will be a series of conference calls and periodic in person meetings for utilities to discuss the challenges and opportunities to engage industrial customers to [Continue]

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