Community power and the growth of community-owned green energy

<p></p><p>Community power was given a boost this summer with the release of the second round of Nova Scotia’s Community Feed-In Tariff (COMFIT) projects on July 9, 2012 and Ontario’s FIT 2.0 Program Rules on August 10, 2012.</p> <p>Until now, ownership and participation in Canada’s growing green energy sector has been dominated by private sector interests. […]

The Supposed Decline of Green Energy

<p> This significant win for clean energy has gone mostly unnoticed in the press. If anything, the story has been the opposite: recent reports herald the decline of wind, and for a year the media has made a big deal out of the demise of solar panel manufacturer Solyndra. </p> <p>Given this negative drumbeat, it’s not surprising that […]

Wallingford Energy Conservation Commission to meet today – Meriden Record

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Fredonia village board approves energy audit

<p>In a special meeting held Monday evening, the Fredonia Village Board passed a resolution to begin an energy audit on numerous village buildings to determine cost savings in addition to other business.</p> <p>In the resolution, Mayor Stephen Keefe was authorized to sign a Comprehensive Energy Audit Agreement with Wendel Energy Services LLC of Buffalo. The […]

What’s behind the &quot;green energy&quot; push? If you said politics, go to the head of …

<blockquote>A wind energy tax credit championed by President Barack Obama will benefit financially a group of large American corporations that have donated overwhelmingly to Democratic candidates and committees.<p>Last week a group of 19 non-energy sector businesses—including Yahoo!, Starbucks, Symantec, and Sprint—sent a letter to congressional leaders urging them to extend the Production Tax Credit (PTC), […]

EPA Recognizes NYSE Euronext for Green Power Leadership

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District 225 Energy Audit Shows $121K Savings Opportunity

<p>Glenbrook North and South are doing their part to go Green but still have room for improvement, according to a recent energy study through the <a href=”http://www.commerce.state.il.us/”>Illinois Department of Commerce and Economic Opportunity</a>. </p> <p>The retro-commissioning energy audit identified opportunities to reduce energy use and save money throughout the district, which was recognized as ‘highly efficient’ […]

Op-ed: Attack on green energy industry misguided

<p>AS elections heat up, some partisans are trying to turn clean energy into a divisive campaign issue. Misguided, inaccurate attacks on the green-energy industry — which has flourished over the past decade — are taking place around the nation every day.</p><p>Yes, the solar energy company Solyndra didn’t make it. Yes, some other companies with cutting-edge […]

Pushing the Green Button

<p>Knowledge is power, they say, but when it comes to knowing how much electricity their home is using, most consumers are in the dark. In fact, consumers, on average, <a href=”http://www.accenture.com/us-en/Pages/insight-understanding-consumer-preferences-energy-efficiency-utilities-summary.aspx” target=”_hplink”>spend</a> about 6 minutes <i>per year</i> interacting with their electric utility. Because of that, they’re missing out on opportunities to save some power — […]

Davey: “Denying green energy is good for growth is as perverse as denying …

<p> Ed Davey, Secretary of State for Energy and Climate Change has vigorously defended the Liberal Democrats green credentials during his keynote speech at the Liberal Democrats party convention.</p> <p> Addressing the crowd in Brighton, Davey said: “[green growth] it’s much, much bigger than many realise and bigger than the sceptics want people to know […]

Have you done your energy audit?

<!– AddThis Button BEGIN –> <a class=”addthis_button_facebook_like” fb:like:layout=”button_count”></a> <a class=”addthis_button_tweet”></a> <a class=”addthis_button_pinterest_pinit”></a> <a class=”addthis_button_google_plusone”></a> <a class=”addthis_button” href=”http://www.addthis.com/bookmark.php?v=250pubid=cordillerainteractive”><img src=”http://energyconservationaudit.com/wp-content/plugins/RSSPoster_PRO/cache/19c8e_sm-share-en.gif” width=”83″ height=”16″ alt=”Bookmark and Share” /></a> <!– AddThis Button END –><p>Residential energy use occurs in various sources of the home. Refrigeration, appliances, water heaters and lights all use energy as does space conditioning (heating and cooling). If […]

Viridian Energy Holds Third Annual PowerUP! Convention

<p> <span class=”dateline”>NORWALK, Conn.</span> — Viridian Energy, a leading provider of affordable, green retail energy, today announced its third annual PowerUP! convention, held in Atlantic City, New Jersey. The three day event celebrated Viridian’s substantial growth over the past year, focusing on the positive environmental impact customers have enabled to date and outlined plans for […]

Be aware of home energy audit scams

<p>PROVIDENCE, R.I. (WPRI) – If someone offers to show you how to cut down on heating costs this winter, chances are you would at least listen.</p> <p>But beware.</p> <p>What we’ve learned may have you thinking twice about letting an energy auditor access to your home.</p> <p>The scammer appears at your front door, offering a free […]

A professional energy audit can save homeowners money

<p> Winter brings slush, sleet and snow, but it also can highlight a number of maintenance problems for the home – many of which can manifest into expensive home repairs.</p> <p> In order to avoid high energy costs during low temperatures, Todd Abercrombie, president of EverGreen Home Energy Consultants of Peoria, recommends every home undergo […]

The Supposed Decline of Green Energy

<p>Here’s a surprising new fact about energy in the United States: the percentage of our electricity coming from the greenest sources — that is, the non-hydroelectric renewables such as solar, wind, geothermal and biomass — <a href=”http://thinkprogress.org/climate/2012/08/29/765131/renewable-electricity-nearly-doubles-under-obama-i-think-theyre-the-future-theyre-worth-fighting-for/?mobile=nc”>has doubled in just four years to nearly 6 percent</a>. (Thanks to climate uberblogger Joe Romm for uncovering this […]

Green energy in the &quot;valley of death&quot;

<h2>Broadscale Group wants to help fledgling alternative energy ventures make it through dicey times.</h2> <p>By Brian Dumaine, senior editor-at-large</p> <p><a href=”http://fortunebrainstormtech.files.wordpress.com/2012/09/120924032605-green-energy-gallery-horizontal.jpg”><img src=”http://energyconservationaudit.com/wp-content/plugins/RSSPoster_PRO/cache/d9497_120924032605-green-energy-gallery-horizontal.jpg” alt=”” title=”120924032605-green-energy-gallery-horizontal” width=”300″ height=”225″ class=”alignright size-medium wp-image-97402″ /></a>FORTUNE — A lot of promising startups in the green energy field get stranded in what venture capitalists call the “valley of death.” These companies may […]

Virtual Energy Audit Goes Beyond Low-Hanging Fruit

<p>If the Empire State Building <a href=”http://www.earthtechling.com/2010/08/empire-state-bldg-shows-off-eco-upgrades/”>can save $4.4 million in energy costs on an annual basis</a> via <a href=”http://www.earthtechling.com/energy-efficiency”>energy efficiency</a> retrofitting, surely there’s some cash to be saved with other large commercial buildings? Liberty Property Trust has followed the Empire State’s lead on this front by taking measures to improve energy efficiency across 110 of […]

Green energy goes beyond red states or blue states

<p>Democrats may talk a good game about “greening” their homes – adding features that save energy and water. </p><p>But Republicans may be more likely to make the changes, a new survey suggests.</p><p>Commissioned by California solar leasing company Sunrun, the poll found that 64 percent of respondents who plan to vote for Republican Mitt Romney in […]

Reducing Attic Energy Loss

Green Techniques to Improve Attic Energy Efficiency

Looking Upwards to Save Big $: The surprising #1 Energy-sucking culprit but quick-fix in most homes Dejeanne Doublet For those green-thinking people out there who want to save energy in their homes, installing new energy-efficient windows seems to be the first step to having an energy-efficient home. However, contrary to popular belief, windows are not […]

Spray Foam Insulation

Spray foam insulation conserves energy

When it comes to home energy efficiency, spray foam insulation is a wonderful alternative to traditional insulations like fiberglass. Did you know that 40% of your homes energy is lost due to air infiltration according to the United States Department of Energy!? The spray polyurethane or polyisocyanurate foam insulation is traditionally applied as a liquid […]