Eneractive to Conduct Energy Audits for Big Apple’s Municipal Buildings

Eneractive to Conduct Energy Audits for Big Apple’s Municipal Buildings

The New York City Department of Citywide Administrative Services (DCAS) has selected Eneractive Solutions to conduct audits and retro-commissioning projects on municipal buildings, the Edison Energy subsidiary announced on February 15.

Hawaii Lawmakers ‘Pore Over’ Request for Pumped Storage Hydroelectricity Project on Oahu

Hawaii Lawmakers ‘Pore Over’ Request for Pumped Storage Hydroelectricity Project on Oahu

A bill (HB 635) introduced to Hawaii’s 29th State Legislature could lead to the installation of a pumped-storage hydroelectricity project at the Nu’uanu Reservoir on the island of Oahu.

Slacking Off? St. Louis Considers Easing Up on Energy Efficiency Construction Codes

Slacking Off? St. Louis Considers Easing Up on Energy Efficiency Construction Codes

On February 8, building industry representatives squabbled with environmental advocates at a meeting of the St. Louis County Building Commission over code changes to the city’s 2015 International Energy Conservation Code that critics claim could weaken energy efficiency and conservation in new construction throughout the … Read more…

Florida Senate Passes Bill to Exempt C&I Solar from Property Taxes

In the Florida Senate, the Communications, Energy & Public Utilities Committee voted unanimously (5-0) on February 7 to approve a measure (SB 90) sponsored by State Senator Jeff Brandes (R-District 24) that exempts solar and renewable energy devices from property taxes on real and tangible personal property installed on commercial and industrial property.

New York State Considers $15M Rebate Program for Installation of Ground-Source Heat Pumps

New York State Considers $15M Rebate Program for Installation of Ground-Source Heat Pumps

New York Governor Andrew Cuomo (D) proposed a $15 million program on February 7 to accelerate the use of renewable heating and cooling technologies statewide.

Federal Data Center Energy Efficiency Bill Could Save $5 Billion

Federal Data Center Energy Efficiency Bill Could Save $5 Billion

A new bill (HR 306) introduced by U.S. Representative Anna Eshoo (D-CA-District 18) and passed unanimously by voice vote in the U.S. House of Representatives in January proposes a set of energy efficiency standards directed at federal data centers designed to save as much as $5 billion in energy costs by 2020.

Pennsylvania Considers PACE Financing for Commercial Buildings

Businesses would be able to tap low-cost, local bond financing to pay for clean energy projects at commercial buildings under legislation (SB-234) introduced January 31 by Lackawanna County State Senator John Blake (D-Archbald), The Times-Tribune of Scranton, Pennsylvania reported.

Legislator Energizes Golden State’s Storage Effort

State Senator Henry Stern (D-District 27) proposed (SB-146) on January 17 to “double down” on clean-energy storage in Southern California – a move he said would help limit regional reliance on natural gas and other fossil fuels, and would safeguard ratepayers, based on a report in The Signal of Santa Clarita Valley.

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