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Average American's Annual Energy Consumption

Thu, 2010-12-30 14:08

Have you ever wondered what your energy footprint is in a single day? What about a week, a month, or even a year? How much waste or energy does your family consume? If you knew, would you be interested in changing your patterns? If you live in New York, are the winter month’s utility bills more than just an expensive financial obligation? If you live in Arizona, is your water usage vital to your quality of life?

Utility Savings in North Carolina

Wed, 2010-12-29 13:09

The North Carolina Department of Commerce reports large savings throughout 2010 thanks to a successful utility savings program.

California Prepares to Implement Cap and Trade

Fri, 2010-12-24 16:52

Following the successful defeat of Proposition 23, California’s Air Resource Board recently finalized implementation rules for AB 32, the states cap and trade law. Once implemented in 2012, California will become the first state in the nation to regulate its greenhouse gas (GHG) emissions. The program will set an economy-wide cap, covering about 80% of the state’s emissions, in an effort to cut emissions to 1990 levels by 2020. To ease the transition into carbon regulation, the state will give all large industry emitters free emission allowances through 2014.

Rockefeller Concedes Efforts to Block EPA

Fri, 2010-12-24 16:35

Senator Jay Rockefeller (D-WV) has ended his attempt, for now, to postpone impending regulation of green house gas (GHG) emissions from power plants, refineries and other industrial facilities by the Environmental Protection Agency (EPA). Under the Clean Air Act, the EPA has the authority to regulate those pollutants deemed harmful to human health, including GHGs.

President Obama Signs Tax Deal

Wed, 2010-12-22 10:10

President Obama Signs Tax Deal – On December 17th, President Obama signed into law the Tax Relief, Unemployment Insurance Reauthorization and Job Creation Act of 2010. Included in the package were a variety of energy efficiency and renewable energy tax provisions that would have expired at the end of this year.

Congress Extends Tax Credit for Energy Efficient Homes

Fri, 2010-12-17 13:56

Congress Extends Federal Tax Credit for Energy Efficient Homes and Other Residential Energy Efficiency Tax Credits.

After hard work by RESNET and its strategic allies, last night Congress extended the $2,000 federal tax credit for builders who build energy efficient homes. The extension is from January 1, 2010 to December 31, 2011. The extension was part of a sweeping tax package negotiated by the White House and Republican Congressional leaders.

NYSERDA Provides Reimbursement to Area Residents of New York

Wed, 2010-12-15 10:32

Residents of New York may qualify for reimbursement for industry certification exams through multiple grant programs through NYSERDA. NYSERDA will provide partial reimbursement to individuals upon successful completion of several nationally recognized credentials. Programs eligible for partial reimbursement include:

  • BPI Building Analyst
  • BPI Envelope Professional 
  • BPI Infiltration & Duct Leakage
  • NABCEP PV Installation Professional

To apply for this program, applicants must qualify by presenting:

Everblue Conducts Greenbuilding Bootcamp at Hofstra University

Mon, 2010-12-13 16:26

Everblue Training Institute conducted a one-week intensive Green Building Bootcamp at Hofstra University for professionals seeking to learn about the latest in sustainable design and construction building practices.

Everblue student attends COP16

Wed, 2010-12-08 14:36

As many are already aware, this week and next, leaders from around the world converge upon Cancún, Mexico for the COP16 / World Climate Summit.

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