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September 10 — The Heat is Power Association applauds President Obama for his commitment today to industrial energy efficiency through an Executive Order setting a national goal for deploying 40 gigawatts of new, cost effective industrial efficiency projects including combined heat and power (CHP) and waste heat to power (WHP) by 2020. >>View Article

By Aaron Beaudette 9/26/12

The second day of REFF-West began with an impassioned call for California’s renewable energy community to engage with all Californians and build a popular movement thathaas business will benefit everyone. Senator Kevin de León, speaking before a room of renewable energy financiers and developers, retraced the history of the recently passed Prop 39, and how the groundswell of support from minority communities was a signature achievement of Prop 39’s passing.

By Michael Brower 9/16/13

The Senate’s seesawing calendar this week highlights two priorities of significant national interest. As Syria takes a backseat – perhaps only temporarily – highly anticipated energy policy is finding the spotlight in the form of Senators Jeanne Shaheen and Rob Portman’s “Energy Savings and Industrial Competitiveness Act.” While action on Syria has embroiled the Congress in heated debate, the Shaheen-Portman bill is uniting members of both parties by using smart, common sense policy to create jobs, conserve energy and save billions for American consumers.

October 16 -- Energy efficiency measures saved the equivalent of 570 million metric tons of oil equivalent, worth $420 billion, in 11 nations from 2005 though 2010, according to the International Energy Agency. Without efficiency measures, consumers in the IEA member countries would now be consuming about two-thirds more energy than currently, the Paris-based group said today in a report. >>View Article

October 8 -- A number of churches in Massachusetts have been installing solar panels on their roofs not just to lower energy costs but also to reduce their impact on the environment. >>View Article

October 3 -- Speaking at a forum on national energy policy hosted by Center Forward on Wednesday, Sen. Lisa Murkowski, R-Alaska, criticized members of her own party for holding up bipartisan energy-efficiency legislation in the Senate last month, The Hill reports. Murkowski blamed GOP senators for trying to add a host of unrelated amendments dealing with the Affordable Care Act to the bill. Democrats weren't spared, however, from her criticism, as Murkowski cast a critical eye on the entire Senate for failing to advance the legislation. >>View Article

Tuesday, 01 October 2013 15:16

Portman Bill Would Reduce Energy Costs

October 1 -- At a time when so many Americans are having a tough time paying the bills, Sen. Rob Portman is reaching across the aisle to help struggling families and communities. Sen. Portman, a Republican, has joined Democratic Sen. Jeanne Shaheen of New Hampshire to propose the Energy Savings and Industrial Competitiveness Act. This energy-efficiency bill will help everyday Americans in Ohio and across the country to save money and better take care of their families. >>View Article

September 26 -- Former state legislator Louis Blessing Jr. is scratching his head over his old colleague Bill Seitz’s plan to rework Ohio’s renewable and energy efficiency standards. >>View Article

September 25 -- Nearly $27 million in energy-efficient upgrades and repairs will be made to government buildings across Louisville, but the city won’t have to go into debt to pay for them, Mayor Greg Fischer announced today. >>View Article

September 23 -- The Christian Coalition believes that energy efficiency is a family value issue.  What could be more important for the family than helping families save money in these hard economic times?  That’s why we support Sen. Rob Portman (R-Ohio) and the bipartisan bill he has co-authored with Sen. Jeanne Shaheen (D-N.H.) – the bill will be good for America’s families. >>View Article

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