The Columbian has an article about how energy efficiency upgrades will put more green in the wallets of 47,000 workers in four Western states over the next 20 years, according to a plan approved by the Northwest Power and Conservation Council.
Issues: Energy Efficiency
Conservation improves efficiency and allows us to power our homes, businesses and industries with less energy. Meeting the growing demand for energy through conservation and energy efficiency causes no environmental damage and costs less than building new power plants.
Get the facts here – New TV models would offer the same or better picture and performance while improving the energy efficiency of the TV at no additional cost to the consumer.
San Francisco Mayor Gavin Newsom signed legislation Monday that would create a special tax district to finance energy efficiency, renewable energy and water conservation improvements. This new program is similar to the Energy Efficiency Financing Act that is currently working it’s way through the Washington State Legislature.
The Coalition sponsored TV Efficiency bill that would save Washington state residents millions of dollars on their electricity bills by requiring new TVs to be energy efficient is hitting the local airwaves. Follow this post to watch online…
Video from the public hearing on the Energy Efficiency Financing Act (HB 2853) from the House Technology Energy & Communications Committee. . Transcript – NWEC HB 2853 Testimony 01-21-10 . From TVW – Washington State Public Affairs TV Network
In November, California became the first state to adopt minimum efficiency standards for new televisions sold in California. The new rules require manufacturers to cut the power televisions use by one-third in two years and in half by 2013 by setting wattage ceilings. With TV manufacturers gearing up to meet the California standard, now is the time for Washington to adopt the same energy efficiency standards.
A more detailed explanation of what SB 6656/HB 2853 actually does.
The Washington State Legislature last night approved a bill to dramatically improve energy efficiency in buildings throughout the state. Now headed for Gov. Chris Gregoire’s desk, SB 5854 would gradually raise standards for new building construction, while improving energy efficiency in existing public buildings through insulation, better windows and improved heating and cooling systems. [PDF]
The Washington State Building Code Council (SBCC) will hold public hearings Sept. 29 in Renton and Oct. 5 in Spokane energy efficiency of new and renovated Washington homes and commercial buildings about 20%.
ENERGY MATTERS UPDATE Every five years, the Northwest’s official power planning agency — the Northwest Power and Conservation Council — conducts a fresh assessment of the region’s long-term electricity needs and issues a blueprint for meeting them.