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DOE Awards $5 Million to Minority Serving Institutions in Support of Clean Energy Education and Workforce Development Programs

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An update from The Office of Energy Efficiency & Renewable Energy: The U.S. Department of Energy (DOE) and MSI STEM R&D Consortium today announced $5 million in funding for two minority-serving universities to support the development of programs that will equip students with the skills needed to succeed in clean energy careers. The funding was administered by…

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March 2024 State Updates

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Find Your State Click here to find the latest updates, projects, federal funding information, and events in your state! BPA State Updates Arizona – Energy efficiency contractors joined the Office of Resiliency in Tucson, AZ for our second Contractor Roundtable Discussion of the year. Attendees addressed their priorities and gave feedback on the IRA rebate…

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Recap: Energy Efficiency Meeting with Kentucky BPA

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March 7, 2024: Meeting Recap On March 7, 2024, BPA Kentucky hosted an in-person energy efficiency meeting in Lexington to discuss state initiatives and updates in home performance. Weatherization agencies, contractors, and businesses and their employees gathered for a full day of networking and informative discussions surrounding programs including Kentucky’s TREC Grant application, Registered Apprenticeship…

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Maine BPA Webinar Recap: Pathways to Energy Efficiency Apprenticeships

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Webinar Recap On March 14, 2024, Maine BPA hosted an informative webinar highlighting Energy Efficiency Apprenticeship programs. We covered details about apprenticeships, why they’re important, how organizations in Maine can go about developing a Registered Apprenticeship Program (RAP), and next steps for those interested in becoming an apprentice. Attendees learned about a current Weatherization Technician…

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Michigan: EGLE Hosting In-Person and Virtual Input Sessions to Prepare for Federal Home Energy Rebate Funding

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An update from Michigan EGLE: The Inflation Reduction Act (IRA) authorized the U.S. Department of Energy (DOE) to carry out the Home Energy Rebate (HER) Programs to help households save money on energy bills, improve energy efficiency, and reduce indoor and outdoor air pollution. The HER Programs consists of two programs: the Home Efficiency Rebates (IRA Section 50121) and the Home Electrification and…

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DOE Publishes Outreach, Technical Assistance, and Application Resources

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An Update from the Office of State & Community Energy Programs: The U.S. Department of Energy (DOE) has released the following resources to help state and territorial energy offices (SEOs) apply for and implement the Home Energy Rebates: Education and Outreach Plan Required Elements: DOE is providing this document to help SEOs develop an Education and Outreach Plan for their Rebate…

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Unwind with America’s Pastime while at NHPC’24

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After a day packed with informative sessions, step out and stretch your legs at the ballpark! Join fellow National Home Performance Conference attendees on Tuesday, April 9th, at Target Field, where we’ll cheer on the Minnesota Twins as they take on the Los Angeles Dodgers and Shohei Ohtani. Discounted tickets are $39 and have been…

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DOE Releases Best Practices to Protect Consumers from Fraudulent Claims

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An Home Energy Rebates update from the Office of State & Community Energy Programs: The U.S. Department of Energy (DOE) is prioritizing consumer protection as it funds and oversees state, territorial, and Tribal Home Energy Rebate programs. To that end, DOE has released comprehensive best practices outlining actions DOE and state energy offices (SEOs) can take to…

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