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Pittsburgh and Philly Awarded Millions to Combat Climate Change

Bloomberg announces $2.5-million gifts to tackle climate change in Pittsburgh, Philly Written by Amy Sisk, stateimpact.npr.org, October 22, 2018 Michael Bloomberg, the former mayor of New York who’s weighing a presidential bid in 2020, visited Pittsburgh and Philadelphia on Sunday to announce that both cities will receive up to $2.5 million to combat climate change. […]

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DTE Electric Begins Offering “Green Bonds”

DTE Energy to sell “green bonds” to fund green energy investments Written by Dave Kovaleski, dailyenergyinsider.com, May 3, 2018 DTE Electric is offering $525 million in “green bonds,” which are bonds to finance environmentally-friendly energy investments, like low-carbon, renewable, and energy efficient projects. Detroit-based DTE is the fifth energy company in the nation to sell […]

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Xcel Solicitation Receives More Than 400 Individual Proposals

Xcel solicitation returns ‘incredible’ renewable energy, storage bids UtilityDRIVE, January 8, 2018 Dive Brief: An Xcel Energy resource solicitation received more than 400 individual proposals, the utility reported last month, including what may be record-low prices for renewable energy paired with energy storage. The median price bid for wind-plus-storage projects in Xcel’s all-source solicitation was […]

EEMs Save Homeowners Money with Energy Efficient Upgrades

Alaina Moglia, ERS, for Zondits Energy efficient mortgages, or EEMs, have made living efficiently and more comfortably easier than ever. EEMs allow energy efficient improvements to be financed with an FHA-insured mortgage. And lower energy costs make homes more affordable, which allows homeowners to allocate more money to a monthly mortgage payment. There are two […]

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Energy Efficiency is a Reliable Investment to Reduce Global Emissions

Energy efficiency is a ‘win-win’ for investors Green Biz, July 11, 2017 Between now and 2050, the biggest contribution to global emissions reduction has to come from economy-wide energy savings. But investment levels in energy efficiency (despite modest rises) still lag those in renewable energy generation by a large margin. And the International Energy Agency […]