Category Archives: Energy Management Resources

New energy efficiency financing approach vies for grand prize in New York competition | Utility Dive

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Solar and wind power are growing. Grid managers need to get ready. – Vox

Source: Solar and wind power are growing. Grid managers need to get ready. – Vox

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U.S. solar growth dimmed a bit in 2017, but Minnesota’s picture stayed brighter | MinnPost

America’s advancing solar-energy sector stumbled last year, according to a new industry analysis, as the tally of newly installed capacity fell for the first time since 2010.Minnesota, however, stood out as a major exception, with strong growth continuing thanks to … Continue reading

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Our Ohio partner focuses to support small businesses

One of our long-time partners — Craig Foster — has formed a partnership with Justin Kale to form the business Energility, LLC. “Energility, LLC will enable small businesses and nonprofits to change the operational concept of “energy spending” to “energy … Continue reading

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ENERGY STAR Action Workbooks for Small Business, Congregations

Two new tools tailored to help small businesses and congregations save money and reduce energy use were just released. The guides help users identify low-cost and no-cost energy efficiency projects, leverage the time and talent of their staff and members, … Continue reading

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Finding “A Fairly Rare Emotion: Hope”

“The energy revolution, instead of happening piecemeal, over decades, could take place fast enough to actually help an overheating planet,” writes Bill McKibben in the June 29, 2015 New Yorker. “But all of this would require the utilities—the interface between … Continue reading

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Using Less Energy? – Steps 4-7

By Kevin Little, Senior Partner, Rapid Improvement Associates Second part of a two-part post that shows how to use monthly data to figure out whether or not your building is using less energy now than in a baseline period. Our … Continue reading

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Is Our Building Using Less Energy This Year? – Steps 1-3

By Kevin Little, Senior Partner, Rapid Improvement Associates First of a two-part blog. If your building has multiple energy meters dedicated to floors or systems and your team can access daily or hourly energy data, you’re in really great shape … Continue reading

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Green Business Engagement National Network Launched; 1st Webinar Nov. 7

After a convening for the first time during a May conference in Boston, a smaller group of colleagues who run Green Business Engagement Programs across the Country has formed a national network to work jointly on issues of shared interest. The idea … Continue reading

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LED light technology is proving its value

A recent article in the New York Times nicely summarized the tremendous opportunities offered by the rapidly emerging LED lighting technology. Prices are coming down, quality is improving and there many new ways that the technology is being used — … Continue reading

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