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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]

Early Reports on ISO 50001

Early Reports on ISO 50001

Although ISO 50001 has only recently been released in the US, it has been available in other countries prior to now. A recent article highlights some of the more successful implementations of the Protocol. It should be noted that while ISO 50001 is an excellent strategy for the pursuit of energy management, it should be [Continue]

International Standards Organization Issuing New Energy Management Standard

International Standards Organization Issuing New Energy Management Standard

For those of you who are not aware, the ISO (International Standards Organization), the same people who brought you both the Quality {9000} and Environmental {14000} standards) released the new set of Energy Management Standards, ISO 50001. Because of the global reputation of ISO, it is hoped that these standards will eventually be adopted by [Continue]