MEEA in the News

Midwest Energy News: What will Republican victories mean for energy efficiency?

MEEA's recent webinar, The New Political Landscape for Energy Efficiency, was featured in an article by Midwest Energy News:

Following recent GOP election gains, efficiency advocates are taking a glass-half-full approach, emphasizing bipartisan support for efficiency mandates and missions, including among Republicans like Illinois Gov.-elect Bruce Rauner.

Grant seeks to improve energy code compliance (Kentucky.com)

— Kentucky is getting a $1 million grant to conduct a study on energy code compliance in the state.

The money is coming from the U.S. Department of Energy, and the study will be conducted by the Kentucky Department for Energy Development; the Department of Housing, Buildings and Construction; and the Midwest Energy Efficiency Alliance.

Energy Efficiency in the Midwest: What Do Actions in Indiana and Ohio Mean for the Rest of the Region?

MEEA published an op-ed for the State and Local Energy Report’s summer 2014 issue illustrating the impact of recent legislation in Indiana and Ohio on energy efficiency throughout the Midwest.

The Midwest: Gateway to Energy Efficiency

MEEA's work and those of our allies, members, and collaborators in advancing energy efficiency in the Midwest are featured in an article by Christopher Weber in the Winter 2014 edition of State & Local Energy Report.

What light bulb technology should you use?

From the Chicago Tribune:

January 23, 2014| Gregory Karp | Spending Smart

Would a savvy consumer rather pay 40 cents for a light bulb, or $1.75 or $10?

Those are the approximate prices a smart shopper can pay for a traditional incandescent bulb, a swirl-shaped compact fluorescent lamp (CFL) or a newfangled light-emitting diode (LED) bulb.

Hint: The correct answer goes beyond the upfront cost.

MEEA recognizes innovative energy projects

From the Fierce Energy site and newsletter:

January 21, 2014 | By Barbara Vergetis Lundin

The Midwest Energy Efficiency Alliance (MEEA) has selected its regional winners for helping Midwestern businesses and consumers save energy and money in new and innovative ways. The recipients of MEEA's 2014 Inspiring Efficiency Awards include:

President Preckwinkle Receives Midwest Energy Efficiency Alliance (MEEA) Leadership Award

From the Cook County Government Blog:

At their Midwest Energy Solutions Conference held in Chicago on January 15th, the MEEA gave their 2014 Inspiring Efficiency Leadership Award to Cook County President Toni Preckwinkle.

Op-Ed: Good news: Mandated energy savings making an impact in Illinois

MEEA Deputy Director, Stacey Paradis, was featured in an Op-Ed in Crain's Chicago Business.