Northeast Energy Efficiency PartnershipsLink opens in new window – close new window to return to this page. (NEEP) has announced that Anheuser-Busch’s Baldwinsville brewery will be recognized as the “New York State Business Leader Champion for Energy Efficiency” at the Northeast Energy Efficiency Summit in Springfield, Mass. on June 18-19, 2013.
President Obama’s Climate Action Plan, released on June 25, 2013, redoubled attention to prospective regulation of greenhouse gases (GHGs) from the electric power sector. In his plan and address, the President gave significant attention to fossil fueled electric power plants, which account for about one-third of U.S. GHG emissions (as carbon dioxide (CO2) equivalent).
Three out of four small businesses responding to a recent survey reported that, unlike much of the economy, sales for green products and services actually increased over the course of the recent economic downturn.Among those businesses, the greener the company’s practices, the higher their sales, according to a major new survey conducted by Green America (GA), EcoVentures International (EVI), and the Association for Enterprise Opportunity (AEO).
Gov. Phil Bryant continues to advance Mississippi’s energy economy and recently signed into law four pieces of energy efficiency legislation. The measures aim to make state government energy consumption more efficient so savings can be directed to other priorities.
Energy efficiency insiders will want to keep an eye on the New York State Public Service Commission’s proceedings for two reasons. First, it offers a potential 100 megawatts (MW) in business opportunity. Second, wide disagreement exists about what the resource will cost.
President Barack Obama recently pushed for increased energy efficiency in his State of the Union address. His endorsement is a plus, no argument. But it may not be the federal government that drives the industry’s next growth spurt.