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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]

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]

MEEA Hosts Successful Missouri Advanced Lighting Workshop

MEEA Hosts Successful Missouri Advanced Lighting Workshop

In conjunction with DOE’s TAP and TINSSL programs, MEEA recently held the Missouri Advanced Lighting Workshop in St. Louis, bringing together representatives from ARRA-funded county and city governments, manufacturers, vendors, and utilities with independent experts in advanced lighting. Hosted at the EarthWays Center of the Missouri Botanical [Continue]

Midwest Home Performance Call

On Wednesday August 10th, 2011, MEEA hosted the second quarterly Midwest Home Performance call designed to foster a network of, and facilitate conversation for, home performance program professionals across the Midwest. Jensen Adams, Associate Executive Director at the Metropolitan Energy Center in Kansas City, and Glenda Abney, Director of the [Continue]

MEEA Hosts DOE Advanced Lighting Workshop in St. Louis on July 27

At the end of this month, MEEA will be hosting the Missouri Advanced Lighting Workshop, a day-long workshop on July 27th focusing on advanced lighting for municipal applications, including a discussion on municipal-utility partnerships. Attendees of the Missouri Advanced Lighting Workshop will gain an understanding of what is needed to move beyond [Continue]

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]

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]

eBay-like Reverse Auction Program Wins MEEA Inspiring Efficiency Award for Innovation

eBay-like Reverse Auction Program Wins MEEA Inspiring Efficiency Award for Innovation

The second of MEEA’s two Inspiring Efficiency Innovation Award winners was the Missouri Department of Natural Resources, who created a first-of-its-kind live online auction to award $3 million in American Reinvestment and Recovery Act-funded energy efficiency grants to businesses.  The DNR’s Best Price Energy Efficiency Program distributed [Continue]

Preping for Residential Energy Efficiency Demand

Preping for Residential Energy Efficiency Demand

With the coming Illinois Home Performance with Energy Star program and generally greater attention paid to whole-home programs as the next way for investor owned utilities to meet state-mandated savings goals, the home performance industry is poised for rapid expansion. For this to happen, supply and demand must be simultaneously built out. An [Continue]

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