MEEA in the News

Supporters Hope Energy Efficiency Bill Headed For Floor Vote

From: Ohio's Home For Policy & Politics (


Ten months after it advanced from a House committee, a long-stalled, bipartisan energy efficiency measure may be getting new life.
House leaders are whipping votes for the committee-reported plan (HB 79) to clarify utilities' ability to launch energy efficiency programs, teeing up its potential inclusion in an upcoming House session calendar as early as Wednesday.

Midwest Energy Efficiency Alliance Announces 2024 Inspiring Efficiency Award Winners

Chicago (January 8, 2024) – The Midwest Energy Efficiency Alliance (MEEA) today announced winners of the 20th annual Inspiring Efficiency Awards, honoring individuals and programs who delivered groundbreaking advancements in energy efficiency in seven categories: Leadership, Champion, Education, Impact, Innovation, Marketing

MEEA Announces Paige Knutsen as Executive Director

Chicago, IL: The Midwest Energy Efficiency Alliance (MEEA) announced that Paige Knutsen will be joining MEEA as Executive Director, effective mid-September.

Paige will be joining MEEA from Franklin Energy, where she most recently was Central Region Vice President. Paige also served on MEEA’s Board of Directors. Paige will be bringing her experience in energy efficiency program delivery and organizational excellence to MEEA.

Additionally, Paige’s experiences that will benefit MEEA moving forward include:

Environmental Groups Want Construction Codes To Lower Emissions, As Well As Utility Bills

Environmentalists advertise that the average Michigan household could save $327 annually on utility bills if the state accepts the latest set of construction energy guidelines, which focus heavily on dropping greenhouse gas emissions. 

The last time Michigan's Bureau of Construction Codes modified the state's go-to standards for residential and commercial construction energy codes was in 2015.