Tag: energy efficiency

Study outlines plan for CO2 reduction from U.S. power sector

A new study by the American Council for an Energy-Efficient Economy (ACEEE) outlines how energy efficiency could be used in an upcoming standard by the U.S. Environmental Protection Agency to reduce CO2 levels with no net cost to the economy.


EMU Earth Day forum highlights millions in savings from sustainability

As part of the Virginia Acts on Climate campaign, Virginia Interfaith Power & Light and Sierra Club partnered with Eastern Mennonite University today to host an Earth Day forum, showcasing the school’s energy efficiency and sustainability accomplishments.


Report: Energy efficiency is America’s cheapest energy resource

According to a new report released today by the American Council for an Energy-Efficient Economy (ACEEE), energy efficiency is the cheapest method of providing Americans with electricity.


Letter: Sen. Kaine gives climate talk

On Monday, 30 U.S. senators stood up for an “all-nighter” on climate change in Washington, D.C. We applaud Virginia’s Senator Tim Kaine for joining this effort. Sen. Kaine’s statement was a clear sign that he understands not only the urgency for Virginia in addressing the impacts of climate change, like rising seas in Hampton Roads, but also the opportunity for innovation.


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Warner, Shaheen, Portman renew effort to pass bipartisan energy efficiency bill

U.S. Sens. Mark Warner (D-Va.), Jeanne Shaheen (D-N.H.) and Rob Portman (R-Ohio) renewed their bipartisan push for a national energy efficiency strategy last week by reintroducing an updated version of the Energy Savings and Industrial Competitiveness Act (ESIC).


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Old Dominion Electric Cooperative sponsors farm energy efficiency workshop

On February 10th, Old Dominion Electric Cooperative (ODEC) will host the third in a series of ongoing seminars for agricultural producers at The Plecker Center of Blue Ridge Community College in Weyers Cave, Va.


Staunton awarded Green Government Certification by Virginia Municipal League

The Virginia Municipal League recently recognized the City of Staunton as a certified “Green Government.” The certification resulted from the city’s participation in the 2013 VML Green Government Challenge, part of VML’s larger Go Green Virginia environmental initiative, a friendly competition among local governments in Virginia.


Shenandoah Valley regional energy efficiency strategy yields impressive results

As the results roll in from a two-year Shenandoah Valley Regional Energy Efficiency Strategy developed and executed by the Central Shenandoah Planning District Commission, the program is being touted by Virginia Department of Mines, Minerals and Energy Projects Coordinator, Ron Hachey, as a “shining star” among other state energy efficiency projects.


Energy-efficiency improvements focus at Harrisonburg center

The Washington, D.C.,-based Linc Services LLC is working with Harrisonburg to complete energy-efficient improvements to the Cecil F. Gilkerson Community Activities Center. The building renovations, which began in early September and are scheduled for completion by mid-October, are projected to save the city more than $150,000 over the course of 15 years. “We’ve had a […]


AFPBusiness.com: Grab your tool belt

Story by Chris Graham AFPBusiness.com    The tool-belt recession is having a negative multiplier-type effect on the U.S. economy. AFPBusiness.com examines a report from the Center for American Progress that offers as advice to Congress the idea of promoting energy-efficiency incentives to homeowners as a way to get construction workers back to work.   Click […]


Earth Talk | Your personal environmental footprint

Dear EarthTalk: Since President Obama took office, have any new incentives been put in place for homeowners looking to increase energy efficiency and reduce the overall environmental footprints of their homes? – Rob Felton, Little Rock, Ark. In fact, yes. Homeowners can get up to $1,500 back from the federal government for any number of […]