Important news! The Virginia Department of Mines, Minerals and Energy has opened the Virginia Home Efficiency Rebate Program. Approximately $5 million will be available.
Rebates are available now for up to 20 percent of the cost for the following eligible project items, up to $595 per residential property address:
Insulation and air sealing Replacement […]
Continuum Energy Solutions has been influential in the recent progress of solar legislation in Virginia. This week both chambers of the Virginia General Assembly have passed the Voluntary Solar Resource Fund Bill (HB 2191 and SB 975), which aims to set up a revolving loan fund for residential solar energy projects. The loan program will […]
By STEVE SZKOTAK
In an era where new power plants cost billions and the huge components of offshore wind farms require an industrial base to manufacture, solar power proponent Kent Baake came to the Capitol on Thursday backing two low-key alternative energy bills.
One would create a state fund for homeowners to finance […]
An excellent bill to stimulate solar: The Solar Resource Development Fund, has been offered in the Virginia General Assembly, HB2191 also SB975. This would establish a fund where citizens could borrow money at low interest to get solar installed on their home. Please write your state representative today to express support for this bill!
House Passage of ‘Home Star’ Sets Stage for Creation of More than 168,000 U.S. Construction Jobs, Alliance Says
Washington, D.C., May 6, 2010 – The Alliance to Save Energy today praised the House of Representative’s passage of the Home Star Energy Retrofits Act (H.R. 5019), legislation that would provide on-the-spot rebates for homeowners who make […]
Mr. Rhone Resch of the Solar Energy Industries Association has produced a definitive article on the current state of the Solar Industry as it stands within the entire political spectrum. By signing the Solar Bill of Rights, you can learn about the forces our industry is up against, and join thousands of other Americans in […]
Great News for America! Citing a study published by the Home Performance Resource Center — the nonprofit research arm of Efficiency First — New York Times blogger Kate Galbraith has posted an article about how the vast majority of building materials and appliances used in energy retrofits are produced by American factories.
More info here: […]
Down in Richmond for the commitee meeting on hb881. It will likely get moved to next Thursday’s meeting. I’ll post info if that is not the case along with new info on the bill’s progress as I become aware of it. -Kent Baake
SB 450 will likely be discussed in committee this Monday morning Feb. 1, 2010. Many studies have shown that many sustainable jobs can be created and have been created by states who have adopted a mandatory RPS. Check out the studies below and let’s start the discussion on the pros and cons of mandatory RPS. […]
This weekend, CES provided an energy audit for Mr. Surovell. Afterward, he blogged about his experience:
Scott did an excellent job of detailing exactly what an energy audit entails, and the benefits that can be gained from the remediating/weatherization opportunities identified in an audit. As with most of our clients, he was surprised […]