Last month, 630 energy leaders from nearly 250 organizations attended MEEA’s 2014 Midwest Energy Solutions Conference earlier this month in Chicago. With a focus on what are the next policies and programs that will generate additional energy savings and increase energy efficiency investments in the Midwest, the conference was a great [Continue]
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The Midwest Energy Solutions Conference is next week. We are excited to present a very full agenda, over 500 attendees, and a special evening for the 10th Annual Inspiring Efficiency Awards. This last week, we are highlighting the nominees for the Innovation category. The Inspiring Efficiency through Innovation Award will be presented to the [Continue]
As the Midwest Energy Solutions Conference grows another week closer, this week we recognize those nominated in the Impact category. The Inspiring Efficiency Impact Award will be presented to the organization that has made a significant contribution to market transformation either through the implementation of a specific program or through a [Continue]
In conjunction with the Midwest Energy Solutions Conference, MEEA is proud to host the 10th annual Inspiring Efficiency Awards. With a remarkable 62 nominations this year, we will be recognizing standouts in five categories: Leadership, Education, Impact, Marketing and Innovation. Leading up to the conference, we will be highlighting the nominees [Continue]
The Midwest Energy Efficiency Alliance (MEEA) and the University of Missouri Lighting Research Center co-presented Solid State Lighting Solutions for Utility Programs on Wednesday, January 16, 2013. With nearly 70 attendees , the workshop was attended by utility representatives, lighting manufacturers, program implementers and energy efficiency [Continue]
The Working Together to Advance Energy Efficiency: Partnerships for Tackling Persistent Barriers and Achieving Results Workshop was held on Wednesday, January 16th. The half-day workshop was co-hosted by the U.S. Department of Energy (DOE), the State and Local Energy Efficiency Action Network (SEEAction), and the Midwest Energy Efficiency [Continue]
2013 Midwest Energy Solutions Conference Recap: What is the Future of Efficiency Policy in the Midwest?
Diane Munns had a message for conference goers who worried that political support for energy efficiency was waning. “We’ve been through this before,” said the vice president of regulatory relations and energy efficiency at MidAmerican Energy, Iowa’s largest energy company, which has promoted efficiency for more than two decades. During [Continue]
2013 Midwest Energy Solutions Conference Recap: What is the Impact of Behavior Change on Efficiency?
Getting consumers to become more energy efficient does not necessarily require offering incentives, said Kevin Duffy, senior associate at Wisconsin-based ICF International. Duffy has led an effort that originally set out to reduce the small Wisconsin city of Burlington’s energy consumption by 1% through simple, low-cost methods like thermostat [Continue]
PLENARY SESSION: Are Energy Efficiency Goals Achievable? Utilities have so far been able to mostly hit the energy efficiency standards mandated by dozens of states. But some experts worry they’ve done it by picking the “low-hanging fruit,” and the next few years might get more difficult. The conference’s plenary session brought together [Continue]
The rollout of CFL lighting among consumers stumbled badly, experts agree. And many in the energy efficiency industry now wonder whether LED lighting will suffer the same fate. “There’s a stigma” now attached to CFLs, said Jason Tuenge, a senior lighting engineer for the Pacific Northwest National Laboratory. “People look at them now and [Continue]