The US DOE has issued a Request for Information (not yet a solicitation for proposals) on the nationally competitive round of ARRA funding through the Energy Efficiency Community Block Grant program. … [Read more...] about Competitive Round for ARRA Funding Nears
The Recovery Act continues to fuel Idaho. One of our largest industries, microchip maker Micron, has been granted five million dollars for development and production of LED lamps, fixtures and control … [Read more...] about Energy Efficiency in Idaho
Daniel Malarkey is joining the Department of Commerce as a Deputy Director based in Seattle. His primary responsibility will be leading engagement with the private sector around the state. He will … [Read more...] about Malarkey Named New Commerce Deputy Director
Need climate data? The National Oceanic and Atmospheric Administration (NOAA) offers comprehensive climate data for locations throughout the globe. Visit the NOAA website … [Read more...] about Need Climate Data?
Climate Data Online provides access to US and global climate/weather data, via a web interface. It also provides a map interface (GIS-based) for the data. Users may select data by region, country, … [Read more...] about Need Climate Data?
The energy efficiency industry in California has recently created its own trade association patterned after successful non profits in the Northwest and Northeast.The California Energy Efficiency … [Read more...] about California Creates Energy Efficiency Industry Organization
The Northwest Power and Conservation Council issued a draft 6th Power Plan this month that calls for the region’s electric utilities to meet 85% of projected new load growth over the next 20 … [Read more...] about 6th Power Plan Hits Choppy Water at the Council
The Energy Trust of Oregon has recently rolled out a new program targeted at moderate income residences, Savings Within Reach.The Savings Within Reach program is designed to help homeowners (renters … [Read more...] about Energy Trust Rolls out Program for Moderate Income Home Dwellers
Stan Price, NEEC Executive Director, was quoted in the recent Puget Sound Business Journal that “Talking about it isn’t as stimulating as spending it.” Here is an update on how close … [Read more...] about ARRA Update from the Region
The dust has settled on the 2009 Oregon legislative session. Two bills of significance for the energy efficiency industry passed and were signed by the Governor. The following was excerpted from the … [Read more...] about Oregon Legislative Wrap Up