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October 5 is Energy Efficiency Day in Cincinnati

Mayor John Cranley declared October 5, 2017 "Energy Efficiency Day" in the City of Cincinnati. 

"Over the last 10 years the City of Cincinnati has implemented energy efficiency improvements that save taxpayers more than $3 million per year," the mayor's proclamation reads. 

 "Citizens are urged to join us in supporting our clean energy goals and moving toward more energy efficiency now and in the future."

Michigan Declares October 5 Energy Efficiency Day

Governor Rick Snyder issued a proclamation declaring October 5, 2017 "Energy Efficiency Day" in the State of Michigan. 

"Reliable, affordable energy is vital to our economic prosperity and energy waste reduction is the most productive and cost-effective way to meet our energy needs," the proclamation says. 

"Smarter energy use reduces the amount of electricity we need to power our lives, which helps avoid power plant emissions that can harm our health, pollute our air, and warm our climate."

Minnesota once again leads the Midwest in annual energy efficiency ranking

By Frank Jossi, Midwest Energy News

Minnesota is the only Midwest state ranked in the top 10 of the annual American Council for an Energy-Efficient Economy’s State Energy Efficiency Scorecard.

The state’s ninth place standing, announced this week, topped Michigan and Illinois (tied for 11th); Iowa (19th); Wisconsin (24th); Ohio (31st) and Indiana (40th). South Dakota and North Dakota rounded out the bottom.

Op-Ed: Cleveland energy-efficiency jobs are clean-energy jobs

CLEVELAND -- When you read the recent headlines about the nearly 600,000 people working in clean-energy jobs across the Midwest, you probably pictured solar panels and wind turbines.

But the vast majority of those jobs - including more than 81,000 jobs in Ohio alone - are in energy efficiency, forming a largely invisible but powerful workforce that helps keep energy costs low and productivity high.

Women in Building Performance: Jamie Peters

Jamie Peters is the Director of Client Solutions at EnergySavvy, a software company that aims to transform the way utilities interact with and serve their customers. Peters brings seven years of energy efficiency program experience to EnergySavvy, including launching Illinois’ first statewide Home Performance with Energy Star program, managing large-scale prescriptive and direct install utility programs, and developing tools and training for residential contractors. 

Women in Building Performance: Darlene Jackson

Darlene Jackson is a program associate on the Residential team at the Midwest Energy Efficiency Alliance (MEEA). In this role, she provides support in the coordination and implementation of HVAC SAVE and Illinois Home Performance. Before MEEA, she worked as a Policy Analyst for Illinois Department of Commerce and Economic Opportunity through the graduate public service internship program.