MGM Resorts, Other Hospitality Groups Chip Away at Energy Costs – Here’s How (And Why)

MGM Resorts, Other Hospitality Groups Chip Away at Energy Costs – Here’s How (And Why)

Smart building owners and developers who implement energy management efforts within their buildings and organizations use sustainability and energy efficient initiatives because of the business case, which ultimately comes down to reducing energy use and spend, while improving the reliability of its energy sources – but sometimes, … Read more…

Oregon’s Senator Wyden Proposes ‘Clean Energy for America’ Tax Credits

Oregon’s Senator Wyden Proposes ‘Clean Energy for America’ Tax Credits

Senate Finance Committee Ranking Democrat Ron Wyden (D-Oregon) and his colleagues introduced a Clean Energy for America Act on May 5 that includes technology-neutral tax credits for domestic production of clean electricity and clean transportation fuel, as well as performance-based tax incentives for energy-efficient homes and office buildings. These credits are open to all resources, including fossil fuels that capture carbon or make efficiency improvements.

C&I Ratepayers to Get Tax Break for Solar in Florida

C&I Ratepayers to Get Tax Break for Solar in Florida

Business energy advocacy group Advanced Energy Economy (AEE) lauded the Florida Legislature on May 3 for passing Senate Bill 90, Renewable Energy Source Devices, which provides tax incentives to commercial and industrial ratepayers that buy and install solar energy systems. Residential customer-generators already have those incentives.

HB 187 in Louisiana Would Mandate Payment of ‘Outstanding’ Solar Energy Tax Credits

HB 187 in Louisiana Would Mandate Payment of ‘Outstanding’ Solar Energy Tax Credits

The Louisiana State Committee on Ways and Means moved on May 1 to fix one of its “broken promises” by unanimously passing a bill to pay solar energy systems tax credits still owed before the legislature put a cap on the program last June.

Austin Energy Proposes Value of Solar for Commercial Customers

Austin Energy Proposes Value of Solar for Commercial Customers

Publicly owned electric utility Austin Energy presented a commercial Value of Solar proposal at a meeting of the six-member Austin Energy Utility Oversight Committee on April 24, the Austin Monitor reported.

St. Paul to Power 25% of Municipal Buildings with Solar

St. Paul to Power 25% of Municipal Buildings with Solar

St. Paul, Minnesota, city officials have negotiated an agreement with GreenMark Solar to power one-quarter of the state capital’s municipal buildings with electricity derived from community solar gardens, the Twin Cities Pioneer Press reported on April 24.

Wells Fargo Expands Clean Technology Incubator Program Beyond Commercial Buildings

Wells Fargo Expands Clean Technology Incubator Program Beyond Commercial Buildings

On April 13, financial services provider Wells Fargo announced a $20 million expansion of the Wells Fargo Innovation Incubator (IN2), a five-year, $10 million program launched in 2014, designed to facilitate early-stage technologies that reduce the energy impact of commercial buildings.

As Trump Revokes Energy Incentives, Report Surfaces That He Snagged $1M in Efficiency Enticements in 2012

As Trump Revokes Energy Incentives, Report Surfaces That He Snagged $1M in Efficiency Enticements in 2012

A report earlier this month by business broadcaster CNBC found that – although President Donald Trump has moved at flat-out speed to freeze U.S.  energy-efficiency standards finalized during the last days of the Obama Administration – the Trump business organization has taken big-time advantage of … Read more…

C&I Con Ed Customers Reaped $25M in Efficiency Incentives Last Year

C&I Con Ed Customers Reaped $25M in Efficiency Incentives Last Year

Con Edison – the largest regulated utility in the New York City metropolitan area – provided its commercial and residential customers with a total of $40.8 million in energy efficiency incentives in 2016, the company announced on March

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