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DOE Announces State Energy Program Funding

The US Department of Energy Office of Energy Efficiency and Renewable Energy (EERE) recently announced a funding opportunity for state governments through a competitive awards application process. The FOA, or Funding Opportunity Announcement, is designed for State Energy Programs (SEP) and has an enactment period of up to 24 months. The [Continue]

12th Annual Inspiring Efficiency Awards – Leadership

12th Annual Inspiring Efficiency Awards – Leadership

The Inspiring Leadership in Energy Efficiency Award is presented to the organization or individual who has served as a strong leader in support of energy efficiency in their city, state, region, company or community. Candidates may include state and local political leaders, regulatory officials, legislators, state agency directors, [Continue]

Illinois: New Year, New Energy Code

Illinois: New Year, New Energy Code

You may not have noticed, but on January 1, 2016, the 2015 Illinois Energy Conservation Code became law, based on the approval from the Joint Committee on Administrative Rules at the December hearing. This updated code is an amended version of the 2015 International Energy Conservation Code (IECC) (the latest national model code) and provides [Continue]

12th Annual Inspiring Efficiency Awards – Education

12th Annual Inspiring Efficiency Awards – Education

The Inspiring Efficiency through Education Award will be presented to the organization that has developed and implemented a campaign, program, or strategy to increase knowledge and action on energy efficiency. Applicants should describe how their campaign, program or strategy is an example for the region. Thank you to all of this year’s [Continue]

Midwest Governments Lead the Way in Georgetown University Energy Prize

Midwest Governments Lead the Way in Georgetown University Energy Prize

The Georgetown University Energy Prize (GUEP), currently in its second round, includes a total of 50 cities and counties competing to “change the way America uses energy.” Each city or county has already developed a long-term energy efficiency plan. Now they are implementing their plan’s initial effectiveness/sustainability over a two-year [Continue]

MEEA and Partners Complete Ohio Commercial Midstream Incentive Pilot

MEEA and Partners Complete Ohio Commercial Midstream Incentive Pilot

November 2015 marked the final month for an innovative pilot conducted by MEEA in partnership with Argonne National Laboratory, AEP Ohio, Dayton Power and Light (DP&L), several Ohio commercial product distributors and other groups. The six-month pilot was designed to test a novel incentive program model aimed at distributors of v-belts, a [Continue]

6th Annual Midwest Energy Data and Building Codes Conference Recap

6th Annual Midwest Energy Data and Building Codes Conference Recap

Isaac Elnecave, Senior Policy Manager for MEEA, kicks off the conference MEEA held its 6th Annual Midwest Energy Data and Building Codes Conference in Minneapolis, MN from November 3 -5, 2015. The event was a success with over 110 professionals from various sectors in the building community in attendance throughout the two and a half [Continue]

Clean Energy Incentive Program Comments Due to the EPA by December 15, 2015

Clean Energy Incentive Program Comments Due to the EPA by December 15, 2015

By Nikhil Vijaykar, MEEA Senior Policy Associate The U.S. Environmental Protection Agency (EPA) published its final Clean Power Plan (CPP) in the Federal Register on October 23, 2015. The Clean Power Plan is aimed at reducing carbon emissions from existing power plants. As a part of the final Clean Power Plan, the EPA provided a [Continue]

MEEA Highlights HVAC SAVE on Upcoming Programs Committee Webinar

MEEA Highlights HVAC SAVE on Upcoming Programs Committee Webinar

MEEA will hold a Programs Committee webinar on Thursday, October 22nd highlighting the HVAC SAVE program’s success in Iowa. On this webinar, Sarah Edwards of MEEA will present on the program development and highlights of HVAC SAVE, a residential quality installation program. John von Harz of Energy Stewards International will present on [Continue]

Committee Recommends Indefinite Freeze on Ohio Clean Energy Standards

Committee Recommends Indefinite Freeze on Ohio Clean Energy Standards

On Wednesday, the Ohio Energy Mandates Study Committee (created under SB 310) released their recommendation on the near-term future of mandated energy efficiency  and renewable energy standards in Ohio. The report recommends the General Assembly impose an indefinite freeze of these standards. Many allies of energy efficiency [Continue]

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