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2011 MEEA Annual Meeting of Membership Highlights

2011 MEEA Annual Meeting of Membership Highlights

Participants in the morning’s Executive Panel agreed that gaining acceptance for EE programs and ideas faces formidable challenges, North Dakota Public Service Commissioner Tony Clark, currently serving a one-year term as president of the National Association of Regulatory Utility Commissioners, points out that most utilities, whether they deal [Continue]

Cheaper in Michigan

A recent report on the implementation of Michigan’s P.A. 295 renewable energy and energy efficiency standards from the Michigan Public Service Commission and a revised plan filing by one of Michigan’s utilities bring to light some exciting news for clean energy advocates in the Midwest.  Our colleagues at Environment Michigan posted [Continue]

Put your Star on the Map with the 2011 ENERGY STAR Change the World, Start with ENERGY STAR Campaign

*The following post is a contribution from Midwest Account Manager working in support of EPA’s ENERGY STAR Program Nora Buehler, with ICF International. Put your Star on the Map with the 2011 ENERGY STAR Change the World, Start with ENERGY STAR Campaign Over the years, millions of Americans have joined the U.S. EPA’s, Change the World, [Continue]

DTE Energy Innovative Program Brings Energy Savings to Detroit’s Independent Grocers

DTE Energy Innovative Program Brings Energy Savings to Detroit’s Independent Grocers

MEEA’s Inspiring Efficiency Innovation Award is presented each year to an organization or individual that developed and implemented a new innovative program, idea or policy in the Midwest. Actually, so many deserving projects were submitted this year that we had to name two Innovation Award winners!  However, we think you’ll see why after you [Continue]

Michigan Public Service Commissioner Monica Martinez Wins

Michigan Public Service Commissioner Monica Martinez Wins

One of the best parts of MEEA’s annual Midwest Energy Solutions Conference is the Inspiring Efficiency Awards. Each year, MEEA gets the opportunity to recognize leaders in energy efficiency who have developed and implemented some truly groundbreaking programs.  In addition to celebrating the winners at our awards dinner and gala, we’d like to [Continue]

MEEA Webinar on the State-of-the-Midwestern States

MEEA Webinar on the State-of-the-Midwestern States

On Monday, December 13, MEEA held a Webinar that examined the 2010 election results and their implications for the upcoming legislative sessions in the 13 Midwestern states. Participating on the Webinar were MEEA’s Stacey Paradis and Kevin Cullather, the Midwest Governor’s Association’s Jesse Heier, and American Council for an Energy [Continue]

MEEA BOC Program Preparing for Expansion

MEEA BOC Program Preparing for Expansion

Last week MEEA hosted the annual Building Operator Certification Program Partners Meeting at our office.  We always look forward to reuniting with our counterparts from around the country to share lessons learned and present exciting plans for the year ahead. This year the BOC partners reported 2010 to be a vibrant training year with healthy [Continue]

ACEEE Scorecard Shows Mixed Results for Midwest

ACEEE Scorecard Shows Mixed Results for Midwest

The ACEEE 2010 State Energy Efficiency Scorecard, released today, shows big gains in energy efficiency throughout the country but also shows some areas that still need a lot of improvement.  In MEEA’s region, the results show some big winners (Minnesota in the Top 10, and Iowa and Wisconsin in the Top 15) but also some [Continue]

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