Nearly 50 additional low-income homes in Cook County will soon undergo free energy-efficiency upgrades from ComEd and area natural gas companies, the result of a pair of grants from the Federal Home Loan Bank of Chicago (FHLBank Chicago).
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.
Several groups in a letter to the Department of Licensing and Regulatory Affairs asked for it to adopt an international set of standards for energy conservation for the building of homes and commercial buildings, touting estimated savings on utility billing and for electric vehicle charging at homes.
We are proud when we look at the leaders of our Regional Energy Efficiency Organizations (REEOs), each led by incredible women who we want to honor this month and every month as they support and encourage clean energy policies, innovative technology adoption, energy equity and the expansion of efficiency across our nation.
A growing number of buyers are looking for energy-efficient homes that will be cheaper to heat and cool. But realtors are often unprepared to answer questions about a home’s energy performance.
“Some surveys that were done identified that real estate professionals were saying they were being asked … but that they often didn’t feel comfortable answering those questions or weren’t familiar with that,” says Kathryn Eggers of the Midwest Energy Efficiency Alliance.
ComEd yesterday [March 1, 2022] submitted to the Illinois Commerce Commission (ICC), which regulates the state’s utilities, a four-year, $1.7 billion plan to expand programs that help business, residential and public sector cus
When most of the world shut down to stay home in the spring of 2020, Ameren Missouri found a way to continue serving families hardest hit by the economic effects of the pandemic to help them save money on their energy bills while keeping them safe.
Check out Loyola University Chicago's Office of Sustainability newsletter and scroll down the the Alumni Spotlight to read an interview with MEEA Executive Director Stacey Paradis. Stacey addresses how Loyola helped prepare her for her career, the role MEEA and energy efficiency play in solving the climate crisis and her advice for students applying for programs and embarking on their own careers.
Illinois’ massive new clean energy bill, signed into law last this month, is a landmark in the state’s battle against climate change: a systematic plan for boosting solar and wind power, getting a million electric cars on the road and phasing out coal and natural gas by 2050.
It’s also an opportunity for consumers to save some cash, analysts say.