Time, Not Money, Deciding Factor for Salt Lake City Building Energy Benchmarking

Time, Not Money, Deciding Factor for Salt Lake City Building Energy Benchmarking

A new ordinance in Salt Lake City that passed last August requires the owners of large commercial buildings to start providing the city with annual measurements of their energy usage. The benchmarking is projected to lower annual energy costs and eliminate pollutants, but it could … Read more…

Salt Lake City Commercial Building Owners Required To Report Energy Scores

Salt Lake City Commercial Building Owners Required To Report Energy Scores

A new ordinance just passed in Salt Lake City will require the owners of commercial buildings larger than 25,000 feet to provide the city with annual measurements of their energy usage, the Salt Lake Tribune reported. The new rule is part of the city’s goals … Read more…

Atlanta’s Utility Committee Passes 100% Renewables Resolution

Atlanta’s Utility Committee Passes 100% Renewables Resolution

Atlanta’s Utility Committee passed a resolution on April 25 that would commit the city to generating 100 percent of the electricity it uses from renewable energy resources and associated technologies by 2035. Municipal facilities would be mandated to convert to clean energy sooner –by 2025.

Boulder Council Signs Off on New Energy Conservation Code

Boulder Council Signs Off on New Energy Conservation Code

Believing that its aspirations and performance too far outpace targets of the International Energy Conservation Code, Boulder, Colorado, is striking out on its own with a new, city-specific energy code that it believes will be stricter on emissions and easier for customers to use, according to a February 25 by the Boulder Daily Camera.

Yakima City Council Mulls Utility Rate Hike on Large Businesses to Bolster Reserve Fund

In an effort to make headway in adding $5 million to the city’s rainy day fund, the Yakima, Washington, City Council is considering increasing taxes on businesses that use large amounts of electricity or natural gas, the Yakima Herald reported on October 25.

Princeton, Illinois, to Raise Rates and Recruit a Citizens Electric Utility Advisory Committee

The Princeton, Illinois, City Council vote unanimously on September 19 to form a five-member Citizens Electric Utility Advisory Committee that would help run the municipality’s electricity department.

LADWP Sends Proposed Power Rate Hike to City Council for Deliberation

The commissioners of the Los Angeles Board of Water and Power (LADWP) – the largest municipal water and power utility in the nation, serving 1.4 million electric customers and a total of 3.8 million residents and businesses – unanimously approved a multi-year power rate increase … Read more…

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