Do you have a clean energy project that needs funding? West Penn Power Sustainable Energy Fund will be putting more money on the streets to support clean energy activities that benefit the West Penn Power ratepayers through a Request for Proposals (RFP) released this week. Applicants applying for WPPSEF financing do not have to be […]
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Energy efficiency projects are well-known for their long-term cost savings and permanent energy load reduction. In the PJM Interconnection, they can also generate unexpected but substantial revenue streams when offered on PJM’s forward capacity market as a capacity resource. Proper measurement and verification, though, is the key. How does energy efficiency help regional transmission organizations stabilize […]
The Pittsburgh 2030 District, a strategic initiative of Green Building Alliance, published its annual Progress Report on Tuesday, celebrating four years of rigorous reductions in energy use, water consumption, and transportation emissions. More than doubling in area and quadrupling from 81 to 491 committed properties since founding, Pittsburgh leads all 17 established 2030 Districts in committed […]
We often discuss ways to help make our homes and offices more energy efficient, such as using air barriers, insulation, and triple-pane windows. But what are some of the loads that you can reduce yourself without a major cash outlay or disruption to your home? Recently, I investigated getting some drying racks for my own home […]
Mayor Peduto of Pittsburgh and Mayor Kenney of Philadelphia have spoken out in support not only of a new federal power plan, but also a way to comply that puts those most vulnerable (those who spend the highest portion of their income on energy bills) first. The Clean Power Plan aims to reduce carbon pollution from […]
In the business of energy efficiency, one type of structure that uses a great deal of energy might not come to mind first – a parking garage. In many cases, parking garage lights are on 24 hours a day, seven days a week – even when the buildings are totally unoccupied. As a result, garages’ […]
Session 2 of “The Race to Zero Energy” series, on June 23, was held at Carnegie Robotics in Lawrenceville. The state-of-the-art facility, formerly a warehouse from the steel era, houses the design of robotic products with heavy commercial and research applications. Here, attendees gathered to learn about new technologies impacting energy use in the building sector. This month’s session […]
Senate Bill 805 would allow large industrial customers to circumvent the collaborative stakeholder process built into Act 129 and opt out of our statewide energy savings program. Their actions could have cascading impacts beyond their own rate class that will negatively affect the availability of rebates and affordable energy for all Pennsylvania ratepayers. Senate Bill […]
“Racing to the Finish Line”
Seminar & Lunch in Cranberry, September 22
- What is energy efficiency? Join them for a deeper understanding of what it means to be energy efficient and why it’s so important.
- Funding options available: Listen to guest speakers for the Sustainable Energy Fund and The PA Department of Environmental Protection explain how to obtain funding for energy efficient improvements.
- The future is Phase 3: They’ll discuss how the Pennsylvania Public Utility Commission is structuring Phase 3 programs which begin June 1, 2016.
Now is the time to take advantage of energy efficiency rebates before they’re in your rear view. Join them for lunch to learn more!
I recently heard Jeremy Kalin deliver the lunchtime keynote talk at the Minnesota Impact! Conference hosted by the Minnesota Green Building Conference. He had some thoughts that I thought were worth sharing. Jeremy titled his talk: Financing Green – Putting an End to Value Engineering for Green Building Jeremy started by making the case that […]