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Illinois eyes efficiency gains through building code

Illinois eyes efficiency gains through building code

The following is an original post on Midwest Energy News’s blog Highwire Illinois is on track to become the first state in the Midwest to require new homes pass a blower door test and meet rigorous new standards for air tightness and insulation. The requirements are among the expected changes to the state’s building code [Continue]

Energy efficiency: Where to begin?

Ken’s original post can be found on the Midwest Energy News blog Highwire. Like most homeowners, I want to lower my energy bills. And I don’t suspect I’m atypical in not knowing exactly where to begin. When we bought our house just outside St. Paul, a smallish place built in 1922, the first place I [Continue]

MEEA Signs on to Letters to Congress

MEEA Signs on to Letters to Congress

This past week MEEA signed on to voice our support for S. 1914, The Cut Energy Bills at Home Act, that has been introduced by Senators Snowe (R-ME), Bingaman (D-NM), and Feinstein (D-CA). This legislation would create performance-based tax credit for people to make whole house energy improvements. MEEA also signed-on to letters to the [Continue]

Efficiency programs aim for our inner Captain Kirk

*This piece was originally written and posted by Dan Haugen on the Midwest Energy News Blog, Highwireon November 28th. Energy-efficiency wonks are gathering in Washington, D.C., this week for the annual Behavior, Energy and Climate Change Conference. The four-day event is a chance for behavioral scientists and energy-efficiency program managers to [Continue]

Spotlight – Energy Efficient Cities project in Minnesota

*The following is content from the Center for Energy and Environment 2011 Energy Efficient Cities report. The Energy Efficient Cities project took place in the state of Minnesota and used a community-based approach to achieve greater results in comprehensive, whole-house energy efficiency programs. Using citizens and community-based learning [Continue]

Minnesota city considers new energy financing tool

Minnesota city considers new energy financing tool

*This piece was originally posted and written by Dan Haugen on the Midwest Energy News Blog, Highwire on November 3rd. A Minnesota city could soon become the first in the state to allow businesses to pay for solar and other renewable energy projects through a surcharge on their property taxes. Finance & Commerce reports that [Continue]

Midwest Scores in ACEEE Scorecard

The American Council for an Energy-Efficient Economy (ACEEE) has released The 2011 State Energy Efficiency Scorecard, their annual report on the state of the states’ energy efficiency policies and practices.  I previously discussed the 2010 Scorecard and the improvement still to come. I’m glad to say that this year’s Scorecard shows some of [Continue]

MEEAUnplugged Celebrates Successful 1st Year

MEEAUnplugged Celebrates Successful 1st Year

On October 1st MEEAUnplugged celebrated its 1 year anniversary. For the last 12 months our blog has been devoted to issues in Midwest energy efficiency, guest posting from industry leaders about relevant energy and energy efficiency issues, and telling the story of a 26 person non-profit in the Midwest trying to advance energy efficiency. We are [Continue]

Industrial-Sized Energy Efficiency Program Still Growing

Industrial-Sized Energy Efficiency Program Still Growing

A new program by Xcel Energy, a utility supplier of electricity and natural gas to eight Western and Midwestern states, is racking up serious energy efficiency gains by targeting some of the biggest energy users around – large industrial customers. The Process Efficiency program analyzes customers’ total energy use – from manufacturing [Continue]

Illinois Home Performance Launches Building Science Training Series

Illinois Home Performance Launches Building Science Training Series

This September Illinois Home Performancewill be launching a new training series entitled the Building Science Training Series. This series of courses has been designed by and for home energy efficiency professionals. “The Illinois Home Performance Building Science Training Series was developed to address deficiencies within the existing [Continue]

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