Georgia Power announced today the newest addition to its portfolio of energy efficiency programs — instant savings of 20-50 percent on ENERGY STAR(R) Certified LEDs at participating Home Depot stores throughout the state.
New England’s first-of-its-kind Sustainability Hub opened its doors today at 912 Main Street in Worcester, Mass. and is now providing hands-on education about energy efficiency and emerging energy technologies for National Grid’s customers and the community at large.
The most you probably know about the Environmental Protection Agency’s (EPA’s) ENERGY STAR program is what I have traditionally known about ENERGY STAR: It’s a good thing to look for when shopping for a fridge at Lowe’s. And, granted, that’s still very true. If you’re wanting efficient appliances, looking for that ENERGY STAR seal of approval can help you there.
The CPUC’s suite of energy-efficiency financing pilot programs includes an On-Bill Repayment pilot under which the energy-efficiency loan repayment obligation could transfer to the next utility customer benefiting from the upgraded structure.
Such is the case in Connecticut. The state made signficant energy efficiency gains in 2012, and now wants to do more. Connecticut has proposed a near doubling of its energy efficiency program, as EnergyEfficiencyMarkets.com first reported here.
Ed White, vice president of customer and business strategy for National Grid US, summed it up in a recent interview by relating a vignette from a colleague with a 13-year-old son. The boy ran from the house one day shouting, “We don’t have Internet. We don’t have Internet!” It turns out there was a power outage.