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Udall Statement on U.S. Plan to Cut Greenhouse Gas Emissions

WASHINGTON, D.C. – April 1, 2015 – (RealEstateRama) – U.S. Senator Tom Udall, the lead Democrat on the Senate Appropriations Subcommittee on Interior and Environment and the Senate Foreign Relations Subcommittee on International Econ…

Sen. Whitehouse Applauds U.S. Commitment for Greenhouse Gas Reductions

Today the Obama Administration announced the United States’ commitment to reduce greenhouse gas emissions as part of the global effort to tackle climate change.  The commitment comes in advance of the U.N. Climate Change Conference in Paris in Decem…

5 California Cities Earn Berth in “Sweet Sixteen” for Solar Power

Five California cities—Los Angeles, San Diego, San José, San Francisco and Sacramento—have  more solar panels than most major cities nationwide, according to a new report by Environment California Research & Policy Center. The solar stature o…

KLOBUCHAR, HOEVEN BIPARTISAN WATER HEATER EFFICIENCY LEGISLATION PASSES SENATE

U.S. Senators Amy Klobuchar (D-MN) and John Hoeven (R-ND) today announced Senate passage of their bipartisan water heater efficiency legislation, which enables rural electric power cooperatives and their members to continue using large, energy-efficien…

State Construction Data Now Available in Visual Format

A new series of fact sheets issued by the Southwest Energy Efficiency Project (SWEEP) provides energy efficiency program managers with a visual snapshot of new building and renovation activity in the $11.3 billion regional commercial construction indus…

REPS. WELCH & KING RALLY BIPARTISAN SUPPORT FOR FULL FUNDING OF HEATING ASSISTANCE PROGRAM

As the Northeast emerges from one of the most brutal winters on record, Rep. Peter Welch and Rep. Peter King (R-NY) have rallied a bipartisan coalition to fight for full funding of the Low Income Home Energy Assistance Program (LIHEAP). In a letter to …

SHAHEEN, PORTMAN TARGETED ENERGY EFFICIENCY BILL PASSES SENATE

Bipartisan energy efficiency legislation authored by U.S. Senators Jeanne Shaheen (D-NH) and Rob Portman (R-OH) today passed the U.S. Senate. The Energy Efficiency Improvement Act of 2015 contains key energy efficiency provisions that will strengthen t…

Kinzinger, Gardner, Coons, Welch Introduce Bipartisan Energy Efficiency Legislation

Representatives Adam Kinzinger (R-IL) and Peter Welch (D-VT) joined Senators Cory Gardner (R-CO) and Chris Coons (D-CT) today to announce that they are introducing identical bipartisan bills in the Senate and House encouraging and expanding the use of …

Tonko, Bustos Ask Committee for Full Funding of Safe Shipment of Energy Products

This week, Representatives Paul Tonko (D-NY), Cheri Bustos (D-IL), and 35 of their House Democratic colleagues asked Transportation, Housing and Urban Development (THUD) Appropriations Subcommittee Chairman Mario Diaz-Balart (R-FL) and Ranking Member D…

Congressman Dan Kildee Advocates for Federal Funding for Water Infrastructure Improvement Projects for Flint, Other Older, Industrial Cities

Congressman Dan Kildee (MI-05), in a continued effort to invest in and improve local water infrastructure and delivery systems, has written to the Appropriations Committee requesting that they support adequate funding for the Clean Water State Revolvin…

City of Burlington Endorses Innovative Street Design Guide

At yesterday’s meeting, the City Council endorsed the use of an innovative streetscape design guide that will serve as a foundation for future roadway improvements. The Urban Street Design Guide, developed in 2013 by the National Association of City…

Home Energy Assistance Program (HEAP) – Second Emergency Benefit and Revised Closing Dates

Acting Commissioner of the Division of Health & Family Services, Joseph Todora has announced that a second HEAP Emergency Benefit for heat and heat-related emergencies will be available effective immediately. The second emergency benefit amounts w…

Morris Freeholders Approve Solar II Settlemen

The Morris County Freeholders, by a majority vote, and the Morris County Improvement Authority have agreed to a $7 million settlement of litigation connected to its Solar II renewable energy program.

MPSC Approves Additional $22 Million in 2015 Michigan Energy Assistance Program Grants

Low-income households struggling to pay utility bills may be able to get assistance through an additional $22 million in Michigan Energy Assistance Program grants to eight of the organizations previously awarded funds for 2015.

Ayotte Pushes for New Hampshire Priorities in Senate Budget

U.S. Senator Kelly Ayotte (R-NH) announced today that the Senate’s Fiscal Year (FY) 2016 budget resolution, approved Thursday evening by the Senate Budget Committee, includes several measures she fought for that protect New Hampshire priorities. During…

Santo Domingo Pueblo Selected To Receive Grant To Deploy Energy Efficiency And Renewable Energy Technologies

U.S. Senators Tom Udall (D-N.M.) and Martin Heinrich (D-N.M.) announced that Santo Domingo Pueblo was selected by the U.S. Department of Energy to receive a $210,000 grant to accelerate the Tribe’s implementation of renewable energy and energy efficien…

Utah-Based Washakie Renewable Energy LLC Settles Renewable Fuel Standard Violations

The Department of Justice today filed a stipulation of settlement resolving civil claims against Washakie Renewable Energy LLC (Washakie) for violations of the Renewable Fuel Program under the Clean Air Act.  The stipulation of settlement was filed …

Attorney General sues Grant County mobile home landlord for sham sales used to evade city health and safety inspections — tenants live in poor conditions

Attorney General Bob Ferguson today filed a complaint in Grant County Superior Court against Gary Chavers, owner of Sun & Sand Mobile Home Park in Mattawa, Wash., for forcing tenants to sign “purchase” contracts so that he could evade city hea…

ENERGY DEPARTMENT SELECTS STANDING ROCK RESERVATION TO DEPLOY RENEWABLE ENERGY TECHNOLOGIES

The U.S. Department of Energy (DOE) announced today the Standing Rock Sioux Tribe is 1 of 11 tribal communities receiving a grant to accelerate the implementation of renewable energy and energy efficiency technologies on tribal lands. The grant will a…

King Reintroduces Legislation to Support Affordable, Renewable, Home-Grown

Following an event last month at Mt. Abram Ski Resort in Greenwood to highlight the economic and environmental benefits of biomass, U.S. Senator Angus King (I-Maine) today fulfilled his pledge to reintroduce the Biomass Thermal Utilization Act of 2015,…