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Ohio Environmental Council | Inspiring Efficiency Leadership Award

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Each year, the Inspiring Efficiency Leadership Award is presented to the organization or individual who has served as a strong leader in support of energy efficiency in their city, state, region, company or community. In 2021, there were two recipients of the Inspiring Efficiency Leadership Awards. Today we are highlighting the Ohio Environmental Council for their outstanding leadership in advocating, convening, organizing and facilitating the Ohio state energy table. This collection of stakeholders advocates for legislation that incorporates energy efficiency for consumers and ratepayers. OEC continues to unify stakeholders and spread knowledge on the value of energy efficiency, specifically in the political context of Ohio. Through…

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Illinois Passes the Climate and Equitable Jobs Act (SB 2408)

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After nearly three years of policy development and a year of debate and negotiation, the Illinois General Assembly passed the Climate and Equitable Jobs Act (SB 2408) and Governor Pritzker signed it into law on September 15. This nearly 1,000-page bill sets Illinois on a pathway toward power sector decarbonization by 2045, creates equitable clean energy workforce development pathways and expands state commitments to energy efficiency, renewable energy and electric vehicles. Implementation will require coordination amongst several state agencies, the Illinois Commerce Commission, utilities and the entire statewide energy sector – businesses, experts and advocates.   This legislation will usher…

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DTE Energy Efficiency Assistance Program | Inspiring Efficiency Impact Award

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Today’s post highlights DTE’s Energy Efficiency Assistance Program for winning the 2021 Inspiring Efficiency Impact Award. Adaptability is key in the implementation of energy efficiency programs and DTE’s Energy Efficiency Assistance Program is a prime example of that. With their quick changes in response to the global pandemic and constant stakeholder engagement to ensure they are meeting the needs of their community, they truly go above and beyond. Through collaborative partnerships and market knowledge, they are able to stay ahead of the curve and fill a gap for Michigan customers. Read on to hear the details behind their hard work. Q: What were the goals of your program and what contributed to your impressive results? Our primary…

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