Republican introduces ‘technology neutral’ tax credit bill to boost energy innovation, efficiency

“Rep. Tom Reed, R-NY, on Thursday, introduced the Energy Sector Innovation Credit Act, which he says will encourage the U.S. energy market to be “technology-diverse” and stop “picking winners and losers.” The bill includes an Emerging Energy Technology Electricity Production Credit and an Emerging Energy Technology Investment Credit.” Click here to read more from Utility DIve.

Plugging California’s renters into energy efficiency programs

“For McAllister, one means of reducing emissions is top of mind, a means that has the added benefits of boosting incomes for some low-income households and creating tens of thousands of new jobs: funding energy-efficiency improvements for multi-family rental properties across California. “Multi-family is a large piece of our overall housing in the state, and…

EPA backs down from new energy efficiency ratings after landlords balk

“The Environmental Protection Agency has put on hold plans to update its system for rating the energy efficiency of office and industrial buildings, pausing after some big landlords complained the methodology would unfairly penalize their properties. More than 200,000 properties across the U.S. participate in the Energy Star program, which generates scores of one to…

Preparing for EPA’s ENERGY STAR metric updates – June 20

In August 2018, EPA will update the models that power 1-100 ENERGY STAR scores with new data, based on the latest Commercial Building Energy Consumption Survey (CBECS) from the U.S. Energy Information Administration. Learn about EPA’s methodology and schedule for the update, discuss considerations for building owners and managers, and learn what to expect when…

Lessons from Home Performance with ENERGY STAR Contractor of the Year Winners – May 24

Contractors are the backbone of residential energy efficiency programs, and this call will feature Home Performance with ENERGY STAR Contractor of the Year Award winners, and the reasons they won. The awards go to Home Performance with ENERGY STAR participating contractors that exhibit outstanding professionalism, build strong customer relationships, and apply building science solutions to…

Preparing for EPA’s ENERGY STAR metric updates – Apr. 26

“In August 2018, EPA will update the models that power 1-100 ENERGY STAR scores with new data, based on the latest Commercial Building Energy Consumption Survey (CBECS) from the U.S. Energy Information Administration. Join this interactive session to hear about EPA’s methodology and schedule for updating 1-100 ENERGY STAR scores, discuss considerations for building owners…
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