In a win for the Obama administration and environmental groups, the Supreme Court on January 25, 2016 upheld a 5-year-old federal program that pays large electric customers to save energy during times of peak demand.
Supreme Court Rules Favorably on Energy Efficiency: Incentives to Curb Prices and Enhance Grid Reliability
USDA Invests $68 Million in 540 Renewable Energy and Energy Efficiency Projects Nationwide
Agriculture Secretary Tom Vilsack announced in September that USDA is investing in 540 renewable energy and energy efficiency projects nationwide, including 14 small wind projects.
Building Science ‘Black Belt’ – Interview with Chris Baker
As the energy training and technical assistance coordinator for the FSL Southwest Building Science Training Center (SWBST), self-described building science black belt Chris Baker has more than 15 years at SWBST’s weatherization program as a program administrator, crew trainer and energy auditor/technician. Chris talked with IREC recently and makes the case for energy efficiency.
21st Year IREC to Recognize Best in Nation
The search is on for 2014’s candidates for the prestigious IREC 3iAwards for Information, Innovation, and Inspiration! The annual awards honor the nation’s best in both renewable energy and energy efficiency, with a few new features that will elevate the exposure of both candidates and award winners. Apply by 7/23.
Energy Efficiency Standardization Roadmap Open for Comment until 3/15/14
The American National Standards Institute (ANSI) Energy Efficiency Standardization Coordination Collaborative (EESCC) has released its Standardization Roadmap 1.0 with 116 action-oriented recommendations to advance energy efficiency in the built environment through standards and conformance activities.
Credentialing Newsmaker Interview: Dawn Moody, IREC Master Trainer in Energy Efficiency
Dawn Moody has one of those voices that sounds like she’s smiling. Just recently, Dawn and two of her ECA colleagues became the first energy efficiency instructors to be awarded IREC certifications.