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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]

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]

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]

New Board Member Slate Announced for MEEA

Each year at our annual meeting MEEA elects a slate of new board members to join our Board of Directors. Below are the biographies of our incoming candidates. Dave Backen, Vice President, Market Strategies, Resource Solutions Group Dave brings over 28 years of program and project management, marketing, strategic planning, fiscal forecasting, and [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]

Energy Center of Wisconsin Uses Online Rich Media Training

Energy Center of Wisconsin Uses Online Rich Media Training

Next in our series of award winners is Energy Center of Wisconsin, who won this year’s Inspiring Efficiency Education Award for its use of rich media – a powerful combination of video, PowerPoint and interactive tools such as online polls and live Q&A – to connect participants to its popular continuing education programs. MEEA’s [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]

Growing Power, Bringing EE and Green Together

Growing Power, Bringing EE and Green Together

Growing Power is a nonprofit organization and land trust which supports people from diverse backgrounds, and the environments in which they live, by helping to provide equal access to healthy, high-quality, safe and affordable food for people in all communities.  It was started by Will Allen, famed pro-basketball star, who in 1993 offered [Continue]

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