Florida Steel Plant Installs Half-Megawatt Solar System for Substantial Savings

Florida Steel Plant Installs Half-Megawatt Solar System for Substantial Savings

Tampa Tank Inc.-Florida Structural Steel (TTI-FSS), a steel fabrication company, has completed installation of a 507-kW solar system at one of its three Tampa-based manufacturing facilities. The new platform is expected to save the company up to $80,000 in energy costs the first year by drawing power initially from the solar installation; and secondly, from local supplier TECO Energy.

ReallyObjective Business Model Could Help Small Biz Cut Energy Costs

ReallyObjective Business Model Could Help Small Biz Cut Energy Costs

ReallyObjective, a startup in Ohio, claims to save users money by proactively switching them between energy suppliers as often as every month, work, according to  Cleveland.com. It is a digital shopping tool that checks thousands of prices daily on the websites of gas and electric suppliers, … Read more…

Berkeley, CA, Taps Ygrene Energy for its PACE Program

Berkeley, CA, Taps Ygrene Energy for its PACE Program

Berkeley, California, has chosen Ygrene Energy as the provider for its Property Assisted Clean Energy (PACE) program, which is aimed at both the commercial and residential sectors. PACE is an emerging financing structure in which renewable and energy efficiency projects are paid for by approved … Read more…

SparkFund Raises $7 Million to Offer Energy Efficiency-as-a-Service

SparkFund Raises $7 Million to Offer Energy Efficiency-as-a-Service

SparkFund, a District of Columbia-based financial technology company that is aiming to provide subscription-based “Energy Efficiency-as-a-Service,” announced on February 7 the close of a $7 million Series B investment led by Energy Impact Partners. Round participants include existing investor Vision Ridge Partners and new strategic … Read more…

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.

Leaks: Trump Budget to Demolish DOE Programs

Leaks about President Donald J. Trump’s budget are causing “fear and loathing” at the Department of Energy, to borrow a phrase from writer Hunter S. Thompson. Indeed, the DOE “would see major reductions in funding,” according to a January 19 report by The Hill – which predicts that “Overall, the blueprint being used by Trump’s team would reduce federal spending by $10.5 trillion over ten years.”

DoE Launches Financing Navigator

DoE Launches Financing Navigator

Last week, the U.S. Department of Energy (DoE) introduced a Web-based navigator aimed at helping public and private organizations find financing for their projects. The Better Buildings Financing Navigator, the DoE says, is designed to enable those in search of financing to “search by topic, … Read more…

Wyoming Legislators Covet a Cut of Federal ‘Windfall’

A joint resolution sponsored by State Senator Ogden Driskill (R-Devils Tower) and five other lawmakers in the Wyoming Legislature, which convenes its 2017 General Session today, urges the U.S. Congress to pass legislation granting states 50 percent for any rent or right-of-way fees for wind projects on federal land, according to a January 9 report by the Casper Star Tribune.

Customers Lose As Congress Fails To Renew Energy Efficiency Tax Breaks

The Alliance to Save Energy is calling on legislators to restore common-sense energy efficiency tax breaks for American consumers and businesses that Congress –“ like a Grinch,” the energy efficiency coalition said – allowed to expire on December 31.

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