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RECAP – MEEA webinar on the New Political Landscape for Energy Efficiency in the Midwest

The MEEA Policy Webinar – The New Political Landscape for Energy Efficiency was held on Wednesday, November 28th form 2-3:30pm. The webinar outlined the results of the November 2012 elections, including gubernatorial and state legislative elections and subsequent utility commission appointments.  The presentation also included a discussion [Continue]

Illinois Adopts 2012 IECC Code

Illinois became the first state in the country to adopt the 2012 International Energy Conservation Code as its mandatory statewide building energy code, set to take effect January 1, 2013¹.  The 2012 IECC was adopted in its entirety, with minor adjustments on the residential code, after the Illinois Joint Committee on Administrative Rules [Continue]

Michigan Solid-State Lighting Symposium

For those in the Michigan area, please consider attending the Michigan Solid-State Lighting Association’s Annual Symposium this Friday in Detroit. The event, hosted by NextEnergy, will provide valuable information on this fast moving technology to representatives of municipalities, educational and healthcare institutions, and small business [Continue]

Michigan Governor Snyder’s Message on Ensuring our Future: Energy Efficiency and the Environment

Earlier today, Michigan Governor Snyder delivered a special message  to Michiganders and the Michigan Legislature on “ Ensuring our Future: Energy and the Environment.”  The energy efficiency highlights of this message include: “Energy efficiency is the best example of a no-regrets policy Michigan can have. It makes us more reliable, more [Continue]

Desktop Power Management Program Switches On for Some Illinois Commercial Customers

Resource Solutions Group launched its Desktop Power Management program last month, helping commercial computer users learn to power down and save – with lower energy bills and cash incentives. In mid-October, Resource Solutions Group launched the Desktop Power Management Program, offering energy savings and cash rebates for commercial customers [Continue]

MEEA Releases Midwest EE Policy and Program Resource Guide

MEEA Releases Midwest EE Policy and Program Resource Guide

The Midwest Energy Efficiency Alliance releases new resource guide for policymakers on proven policy and program successes from across the region. With $1.7 billion expected to be spent on Energy Efficiency in the Midwest by 2015, energy efficiency investment has grown exponentially in the last ten years. While only $200 million was spent on [Continue]

Illinois Building Operator Certification® Program Helping Veterans Get Jobs, Save Energy

Program’s dual benefits train and employ veterans and save energy for Illinois businesses Springfield, IL, November 9, 2012 – The State of Illinois is helping its unemployed and underemployed veterans earn the nationally-recognized Building Operator Certification (BOC®) and achieve gainful employment through the BOC Veterans Pilot program. [Continue]

Groundbreaking Pilot Program Helps Illinois Veterans Find Jobs, Save Energy

Groundbreaking Pilot Program Helps Illinois Veterans Find Jobs, Save Energy Program’s dual benefits: train and employ veterans and save energy for Illinois businesses DuPage County, IL – The State of Illinois and DuPage County are helping unemployed and underemployed veterans earn the nationally-recognized Building Operator Certification [Continue]

Are ‘smart bulbs’ the next bright idea in energy efficiency?

The following post was written by Dan Haugen with the Midwest Energy News. The original post can be found here. Zach Supalla had the proverbial light-bulb moment last December while flicking on lamps in a hotel room. Instead of walking to every corner of the room, wouldn’t it be easier if there was an app [Continue]

MEEA K-12 Fundraising Program Lights for Learning Launches New Direct Install Program

MEEA is excited to announce the Lights for Learning Direct Install Program made possible through support from the Illinois Department of Commerce and Economic Opportunity (DCEO) Illinois Energy Office.  The Direct Install Program is being offered to Illinois public schools participating in the Lights for Learning Fundraiser Program that are [Continue]

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