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6 Things You Need to Know About Ohio’s Energy Efficiency Rollback

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After an extensive four-month debate, on July 23, 2019, the Ohio General Assembly passed H.B. 6, a nuclear subsidy bill which will essentially eliminate energy efficiency programs in the state. Governor DeWine signed the bill into law the same day. This legislation is the latest in a six-year fight over the fate of clean energy in Ohio. H.B. 6 makes significant changes to both the Renewable Portfolio Standard (RPS) and Energy Efficiency Resource Standard (EERS) that will have lasting impacts on the energy sector and Ohio’s economy. Below, we answer 6 of the most common questions about H.B. 6 and look at Ohio’s uncertain clean energy future. What is H.B. 6? H.B. 6 authorizes a monthly surcharge on all customer electric bills to…

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BOC Instructor Spotlight: Doug LaFever is determined to cut greenhouse gas emissions

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Here at MEEA, we think our Building Operator Certification instructors are everyday rock stars. They are at the frontlines, teaching building operators how to cut costs and energy usage in their facilities. Our amazing pool of facility and energy managers are why BOC has the reach and impact it does in the Midwest. We sat down with one BOC instructor who has gone above and beyond this year. Doug Lafever has been an instructor since 2014 and continually impresses us. This year alone, he has instructed eight classes in four states: Indiana, Kansas, Michigan and Nebraska. Doug LaFeverDoug is the President of UE Consulting and has been pursuing excellence in application engineering since 1992. A Purdue graduate, he worked in automotive…

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5 Ways MEEA Membership Can Help Your Organization Stand Out

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One of the most common reasons organizations join MEEA is to raise their visibility in the industry. MEEA membership can help build your reputation, promote your successes and attract industry-leading partners. The best part: these benefits are included at no extra charge as part of your membership. Here are 5 ways we can help your organization stand out from the crowd: 1. Present on MEEA Webinars If you have a successful project, program or technology you’d like to share, MEEA webinars are a great platform to connect with hundreds of energy efficiency decision makers.   By leading engaging discussions about new trends and ideas, you’ll establish your staff as experts in the field and make new business connections. We’ll promote…

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