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Law Shedding Light on Bulbs

In the Chicago Tribune's "Spending Smart" section, Gregory Karp writes about energy efficiency lighting and the upcoming EISA light bulb efficiency standards.

Michigan official receives efficiency award

Michigan official receives efficiency award

Vickki Dozier • January 23, 2011

Michigan Public Service Commissioner Monica Martinez has been awarded the 2011 Inspiring Efficiency Leadership Award by the Midwest Energy Efficiency Alliance. She received the award for her tireless commitment to energy-efficient policies and programs.

Since being appointed to the Michigan Public Service Commission in 2005 by then-Gov. Jennifer Granholm, Martinez has strongly advocated programs to support energy efficiency in Michigan as well as across the Midwest.

What’s the real potential for behavior-change programs?

What’s the real potential for behavior-change programs?

Energy awards recognize achievers who green the way

Energy awards recognize achievers who green the way

by Lauren Biron
Jan 14, 2011

Lauren Biron/MEDILL

Detroit Grocers Cut Energy Costs

Detroit Grocers Cut Energy Costs

Jan 19, 2011 5:40 PM, By SN STAFF

DETROIT — DTE Energy, a gas and electric utility, received an Efficiency Innovation Award from the Midwest Energy Efficiency Alliance (MEEA) for introducing energy-efficient solutions to independent food retailers here.

DTE Energy's program to help these grocers reduce their energy costs and keep produce fresher dovetailed with the city's efforts to make more fresh foods available to its local residents.

Midwest Energy Efficiency Leaders Recognized for Groundbreaking Achievements

Midwest Energy Efficiency Leaders Recognized for Groundbreaking Achievements

Energy tax credit a lot lighter this year

Chicago Tribune

Mary Ellen Podmolik
Local Scene

January 7, 2011

 

It wasn't just another year that faded into the sunset last week. It also was the end of some attractive tax breaks for homeowners who sought to make their homes more energy efficient.

Ohio homebuilders fight tougher code

Monday, January 3, 2011  02:51 AM

By Jim Weiker

THE COLUMBUS DISPATCH

Homes built this year in Michigan and Pennsylvania will be more energy-efficient - and more costly - than those built in Ohio, as those states enact building codes that have remained in committees for almost two years in Ohio.

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Appliance rebate program lasts less than 3 hours

By Dan Tackett
The Courier
Posted Sep 25, 2010 @ 07:00 AM

LINCOLN — The government funded appliance rebate opportunity on large household appliances dried up early Friday, as expected.

The state Department of Commerce and Economic Opportunity reported in a news release that the program, which began at 8 a.m. Friday, was ended by 10:30 a.m. after thousands took advantage of a statewide 15 percent point-of-sale rebate program, for up to $250 per appliance.

Second Illinois Appliance Rebate Prompts $25M in Sales

St. Louis Business Journal

Friday, September 24, 2010

The dollars allotted for the second Illinois rebate program for energy-efficient appliances came and went quickly Friday morning, but generated $25 million in sales of more than 27,000 appliances, Gov. Pat Quinn announced.

At 8 a.m. today, an estimated $3.6 million in rebate money was available, until the money ran out; the rebates concluded at 10:30 a.m., Quinn’s office said.