energy efficiency http://wamc.org en VT Officials Announce New Energy Loan Proposal http://wamc.org/post/vt-officials-announce-new-energy-loan-proposal <p></p><p></p><p>Governor Peter Shumlin and other Vermont officials say a proposed new loan fund will promote energy efficiency in state buildings. Thu, 27 Feb 2014 04:15:00 +0000 Pat Bradley 84725 at http://wamc.org VT Officials Announce New Energy Loan Proposal VT Drops 2 Spots to 7th in Efficiency Ranking http://wamc.org/post/vt-drops-2-spots-7th-efficiency-ranking <p></p><p></p><p>Vermont has dropped two spots and now ranks seventh in the country on energy efficiency. Tue, 12 Nov 2013 02:45:00 +0000 Pat Bradley 77538 at http://wamc.org VT Drops 2 Spots to 7th in Efficiency Ranking Northeast Environmental Groups Determine Highest Polluting Power Plants http://wamc.org/post/northeast-environmental-groups-determine-highest-polluting-power-plants <p>As the one-year anniversary of Superstorm Sandy approaches, environmental groups are looking at ways to prevent a similar weather event.</p> Tue, 10 Sep 2013 17:48:16 +0000 Jim Levulis 73276 at http://wamc.org Northeast Environmental Groups Determine Highest Polluting Power Plants U.S. Dept. of Energy to Set New Efficiency Standards http://wamc.org/post/us-dept-energy-set-new-efficiency-standards <p>A recent agreement aims to improve the energy efficiency of major electrical appliances across the nation. In an agreement with an 11-member coalition including Massachusetts, New York and Connecticut, the <a href="http://www.doe.gov/" target="_blank">U.S. Department of Energy</a> has committed to a schedule to update its standards for electrical equipment. The agreement requires the department to set new, national standards for walk-in coolers and freezers, metal halide lamps, commercial refrigeration equipment, and electric motors. Thu, 15 Aug 2013 18:14:34 +0000 Jim Levulis 71522 at http://wamc.org U.S. Dept. of Energy to Set New Efficiency Standards Top Ranking U.S. Energy Official Hears Comments In Capital Region http://wamc.org/post/top-ranking-us-energy-official-hears-comments-capital-region <p></p><p><span style="color:black">Wednesday in Schenectady leaders of local companies, educational institutions, and other stakeholders met with government leaders to discuss opportunities through energy efficiency.&nbsp; </span></p><p></p> Wed, 14 Aug 2013 22:06:17 +0000 Lucas Willard 71457 at http://wamc.org Top Ranking U.S. Energy Official Hears Comments In Capital Region Grants Will Support Energy Efficiency Upgrades To Affordable Housing In Mass. Gateway Cities http://wamc.org/post/grants-will-support-energy-efficiency-upgrades-affordable-housing-mass-gateway-cities <p></p><p>This week, the Massachusetts Clean Energy Center, a quasi-public agency that promotes the advancement of renewable energy in the commonwealth, announced that it will contribute $1 million to help affordable housing developments save energy costs by becoming more efficient.</p><p></p> Tue, 23 Jul 2013 21:09:59 +0000 Lucas Willard 69848 at http://wamc.org Grants Will Support Energy Efficiency Upgrades To Affordable Housing In Mass. Gateway Cities Community Programs Focus on Energy Conservation in Western Mass. http://wamc.org/post/community-programs-focus-energy-conservation-western-mass <p></p><p>Residents of several Western Massachusetts communities will be able to participate in two separate initiatives designed to encourage energy efficiency.</p><p>Open discussions will be held in Lenox and North Adams this week for the public to offer ideas and gain more understanding of the area’s energy goals and of where the future of clean energy is headed.</p><p>That’s the goal of a collaborative effort between two organizations, the non-profit&nbsp;Western Massachusetts-based Center for Eco Technology, and the Berkshire Regional Planning Commission.</p> Mon, 25 Feb 2013 17:32:00 +0000 Lucas Willard 58522 at http://wamc.org Community Programs Focus on Energy Conservation in Western Mass. Report Says Mass. Consumers Pay Millions for Lost Natural Gas http://wamc.org/post/report-says-mass-consumers-pay-millions-lost-natural-gas <p></p><p></p><p>A recently released report shows that due to an aging infrastructure in Massachusetts, tens of millions of dollars worth of natural gas escapes into the atmosphere before consumers can use it to heat their homes. More from WAMC’s Berkshire Bureau Chief Lucas Willard…</p><p>Last month the Conservation Law Foundation released a report that said leaky pipes in Massachusetts contribute to a loss of $38.8 million dollars worth of natural gas each year. The losses they say are a public safety hazard, contribute to global warming, and force the customers to pick up the bill.</p> Fri, 07 Dec 2012 23:00:00 +0000 Lucas Willard 53543 at http://wamc.org Report Says Mass. Consumers Pay Millions for Lost Natural Gas One Million Dollar Grant to Help Burlington Energy Efficiency Projects http://wamc.org/post/one-million-dollar-grant-help-burlington-energy-efficiency-projects <p>The mayor of Vermont's largest city says a $1 million grant will help the Burlington Electric Department provide financing to customers for energy efficiency projects.<br><br>Mayor Miro Weinberger says the grant will help the city build on its continuing commitment to improve energy efficiency and keep energy costs affordable for Burlington businesses.<br> Mon, 01 Oct 2012 21:30:00 +0000 Pat Bradley 49064 at http://wamc.org