Tuesday, April 1, 2014

Energy Efficiency Exhibit proves a draw at Al-Ahsa | Kingdom | Saudi Gazette

Saeed Haider  Wael Al-Mulaa, supervisor of the Energy Efficiency Exhibit, in one of his demonstrations to the visitors disclosed that the annual growth of power usage in the Kingdom, which is reaching around 7 percent annually is supposedly the highest in the world.

He said that the measures for power conservation recommended by the exhibition could well help in reducing the domestic electric bill be 50 percent

Make energy efficiency part of US policy | TheHill

Jim Pauley, April 1, 2014

By highlighting this easy win for energy efficiency policy, we’d like to call attention to how this process can be replicated with the larger piece of energy efficiency legislation waiting to hit the floor—the bi-partisan energy bill from Sens. Jeanne Shaheen (D-N.H.) and Rob Portman (R-Ohio) that would truly indoctrinate energy efficiency into U.S. policy.

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Thursday, March 27, 2014

US Energy Efficiency Programs Cost 2 Cents Per Kilowatt-Hour Saved - Clean Technica

The new study from Lawrence Berkeley National Laboratory (LBNL), “The Program Administrator Cost of Saved Energy for Utility Customer-Funded Energy Efficiency Programs,” puts a price tag on the cost of saving energy through various types of efficiency programs from 2009-2011.
Read more at http://cleantechnica.com/2014/03/25/us-energy-efficiency-programs-cost-2-cents-per-kilowatt-hour-saved/#xmXHg5xj87YEOthw.99
most comprehensive study of energy efficiency costs has found programs
paid for by utility customers cost just two cents per kilowatt-hour
(kWh) of power saved.
Read more at http://cleantechnica.com/2014/03/25/us-energy-efficiency-programs-cost-2-cents-per-kilowatt-hour-saved/#xmXHg5xj87YEOthw.99

Tuesday, March 25, 2014

Energy efficiency aid can counter utility rate hikes – The Post and Courier

  • Posted: Tuesday, March 25, 2014 12:01 a.m.

  • The best approach may rest in the success of on-bill financing, the emergence of Community Development Financial Institutions (CDFIs), and the promise of a statewide Energy Efficiency Fund.
    On-bill financing allows a homeowner to receive energy efficiency upgrades - such as weatherstripping, duct and insulation repair, and HVAC replacement - without having to pay for the up-front installation costs. The utility company instead finances the upgrades, and the homeowner's utility bill usually drops significantly. Then, a portion of the monthly savings goes back to the homeowner, and the rest goes to reimburse the utility.

    Friday, March 14, 2014

    NRECA honors Pee Dee Electric Cooperative for Outstanding Energy Efficiency Program - ansonrecord.com

    Consistent with electric cooperatives’ longstanding commitment to saving their members money through greater efficiency, Pee Dee Electric developed a program to install more efficient lighting at local poultry and livestock facilities, offering rebates to members who purchase the new bulbs.

    COLUMBIA, SC: PCBs in sludge draw scrutiny by SC regulators | Local News | The State

    sfretwell@thestate.comMarch 13, 2014 

    Read more here: http://www.thestate.com/2014/03/13/3325073/pcbs-in-sludge-draw-scrutiny-by.html#storylink=cpy
    The S.C. Department of Health and Environmental Control board voted unanimously to require that wastewater treatment plants and others monitor more often for PCBs in sewage sludge that will be applied to farm fields.

    Read more here: http://www.thestate.com/2014/03/13/3325073/pcbs-in-sludge-draw-scrutiny-by.html#storylink=cpy

    Friday, March 7, 2014

    COLUMBIA, SC: Sanitary sewer overflows identified in Columbia Friday | Local News | The State

    akflanagan@thestate.comMarch 7, 2014 

    Read more here: http://www.thestate.com/2014/03/07/3311141/sanitary-sewer-overflows-identified.html#storylink=cpy
    The City of Columbia Wastewater Division identified sanitary sewer overflows on Brickyard Road and Peeples Street entering Crane Creek and the sanitary sewer overflow on Garners Ferry Road entering Reeder Point Branch.

    Read more here: http://www.thestate.com/2014/03/07/3311141/sanitary-sewer-overflows-identified.html#storylink=cpy

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