New FTC Labeling Rule Aims to Help Consumers Reduce Energy Costs
Regulation
New FTC Labeling Rule Aims to Help Consumers Reduce Energy Costs
2022-10-05 20:47:05
by Dan McCue

WASHINGTON — The Federal Trade Commission has updated its Energy Labeling Rule so that consumers can more accurately compare the estimated annual energy consumption of appliances before they buy them. The FTC’s original Energy Labeling Rule, issued in 1979 under... Read More

$1.8M Awarded to Improve Energy Efficiency in Public Buildings
In The States
$1.8M Awarded to Improve Energy Efficiency in Public Buildings
2022-08-25 18:31:53
by Dan McCue

OLYMPIA, Wash. — Five entities, including local governments and school districts, will share in $1.8 million in funding to make their public buildings more energy efficient, the Washington State Department of Commerce announced Thursday. “Buildings are the second largest contributor... Read More

Massachusetts Governor Signs Climate Bill
In The States
Massachusetts Governor Signs Climate Bill
2022-08-15 18:23:53
by Dan McCue

BOSTON — Republican Gov. Charlie Baker of Massachusetts has signed a climate bill that both boosts support for renewable energy and sets limits on fossil fuel use. The Massachusetts state Legislature passed the bill at a time when the federal... Read More

Energy Efficiency, Green Jobs Standards Now Law in New York State
In The States
Energy Efficiency, Green Jobs Standards Now Law in New York State
2022-07-05 20:34:33
by Dan McCue

NEW YORK — New York Gov. Kathy Hochul signed a legislative package of three bills into law on July 5 that proponents say will promote clean energy development and energy efficiency while reducing greenhouse gas emissions across the Empire State... Read More

DC Mayor Unveils New Program to Help Local Businesses Reduce Energy Costs
Cities
DC Mayor Unveils New Program to Help Local Businesses Reduce Energy Costs
2021-02-09 20:02:06
by TWN Staff

WASHINGTON – A new city program will all allow local businesses to aggregate into larger buying groups, enabling them to lower their energy costs by taking advantage of bulk purchase prices, D.C. Mayor Muriel Bowser announced Tuesday. The new program, "District... Read More

Reps. Schneider and Rice Promote Green Building Infrastructure
Climate
Reps. Schneider and Rice Promote Green Building Infrastructure
2020-12-10 16:04:29
by Sean Trambley

WASHINGTON. – Rep. Brad Schneider, D-Ill., and Rep. Tom Rice, R-S.C., introduced bipartisan legislation to help modernize America’s aging building infrastructure and spur more energy efficient investments. The Energy Efficient Qualified Improvement Property, or E-QUIP, Act will create an elective... Read More

Shaheen Seeks Grants to Support Energy Efficient Infrastructure Projects
Transportation
Shaheen Seeks Grants to Support Energy Efficient Infrastructure Projects
2020-10-14 18:44:52
by Dan McCue

WASHINGTON - Sen. Jeanne Shaheen, D-N.H., is pushing to kick-start the creation of a new infrastructure grant program that would improve the energy efficiency of the U.S. transportation sector while boosting the nation's competitiveness in the global marketplace. A new... Read More

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