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Jay Inslee, Governor of Washington, to Speak at BPA’s National Conference

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We are excited to welcome Governor of Washington, Jay Inslee as a featured speaker at our national conference hosted this April 17-20. Governor Inslee will spotlight the critical role Washington’s growing energy efficiency sector plays in bolstering the state’s economy and supporting a healthier, more sustainable environment during the welcome and general session on day…

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Dr. Henry McKoy to Speak at BPA’s National Conference

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Dr. Henry McKoy, Director of Office of State and Community Energy Programs at the U.S. Department of Energy, will be joining us as a featured speaker at our national conference hosted this April 17-20. He will be featured during our welcome and general session on day two of the conference. Learn more about Dr. McKoy…

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200+ Organizations and Individuals Unite to Stand Up for Key Energy Efficiency Programs

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BPA would like to thank the 200+ organizations and individuals who signed on to oppose H.R. 1603, the Homeowner Energy Freedom Act, which would repeal and rescind funding for three vital programs included in the Inflation Reduction Act: High-Efficiency Electric Home Rebate Program (HEEHR); State-Based Home Energy Efficiency Contractor Grants; and Assistance for Latest and…

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Contractors weigh in on HOMES and HEEHRA Rebate Implementation

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Home performance and electrification contractors will be vital to the success of the $8.8 billion Inflation Reduction Act (IRA) home energy rebate programs, HOMES and HEEHR. Contractors are on the front lines of residential decarbonization, working with households to cut energy use and draw down emissions while making homes more comfortable and more affordable. They…

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DOE Issues Early Home Energy Rebate Guidance to States

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The DOE Office of State and Community Energy Programs has released an Administrative and Legal Requirements Document (ALRD) to states to begin rolling out a limited amount of administrative dollars early to support state implementation of Home Energy Rebate Programs. The ALRD allows states to apply for up to 2.5% of their total allocations from…

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March 2023 State Update Overview

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BPA tracks the latest policy updates and legislative issues in many states across the nation. Read the highlights and find your state and check out the most recent policy news below. Key Highlights All State Updates For additional information regarding work in states across the country, click here to visit our full state advocacy page…

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West Virginia March 2023 State Update

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Lead organizer from the West Virginia BPA Affiliate Department of Education at Mt. Olive Correctional Facility participated in a workforce development meeting on the West Side of Charleston with Energy Efficiency West Virginia (EEWV) Affiliated Construction Trades (ACT) and Common Defense. Community members attended the event to talk about their needs and interests in more…

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Ohio March 2023 State Update

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The Ohio BPA Affiliate group met again in March with 15 individuals and contractors from around the state. They will continue conversations centered around providing feedback to the State Energy Office for the implementation of federal funding.

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New York March 2023 State Update

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New York Governor Kathy Hochul announced new investments in energy affordability, building efficiency, clean air, and clean water. Highlights include: Read more about these investments here.

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Maine March 2023 State Update

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The first cohort for ReMaine’s internship program, which provides an entry point for clean energy jobs, has begun. In total, the ReMaine program will support 32 interns across two cohorts and will subsidize 50% of wages from $18 to $22/hour for a total of 240 hours. The second cohort will begin in June. If you’re…

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