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Department of Energy: Home Energy Rebates Update

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New and Revised Technical Assistance Documents AvailableFrom the DOE Office of State and 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. Required Elements of a Community Benefits Plan: Each state and territory must submit its Community Benefits Plan and…

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NEEA Request for Proposals: Advanced Heat Pumps

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NEEA is seeking qualified contractors or teams of contractors to provide implementation services for NEEA’s Advanced Heat Pump Program. In August of 2023, NEEA’s funders granted approval for NEEA to pursue a new market transformation program to accelerate market adoption of more advanced residential heat pumps, including ducted/central heat pumps. This new Advanced Heat Pump…

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aQuiRe Construction Academy

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CAHill TECH Inc. is offering a tuition-free, eight-week training program for the construction industry, generously funded by the state of New York. The program, hosted at Le Moyne College, combines on-site training with mentorship and stipends for transportation and child care. Successful participants will have job placement opportunities. The inaugural cohort begins in March 2024,…

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Update: Lawsuit Over Virginia’s Removal from Carbon Market

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A lawsuit appealing Virginia’s removal from a regional carbon market will be allowed to proceed, a court ruled. The Circuit Court of Floyd County affirmed that the Association of Energy Conservation Professionals has standing to challenge the state’s decision to leave the Regional Greenhouse Gas Initiative. The program, made up of 11 states in the…

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About the Energy Auditor Training Grant Program

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The Energy Auditor Training Grant Program provides $40 million in competitive funding to states with the purpose of equipping individuals with the skills and knowledge needed to perform energy audits in both commercial and residential buildings. The program aims to create a robust clean energy workforce, help customers save on energy bills, and reduce pollution…

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ODOE Study Shows Significant Need for Home Cooling Equipment: An Update from the Oregon Department of Energy

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Many Oregonians do not have adequate cooling equipment at home and face significant health and safety risks during extreme heat waves, according to a new study commissioned by the Oregon Department of Energy. Following the 2021 heat dome event, during which at least 100 Oregonians died of heat-related illnesses – often in their own homes – the…

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DOE Releases New Home Rebate Program Implementation Documents to Support State Energy Offices

An update from the Office of State and Community Energy Programs: The U.S. Department of Energy (DOE) has released the following resources to help state and territorial energy offices apply for and implement the Home Energy Rebates: Implementation Request for Proposals (RFP) Guidance for Home Electrification and Appliance Rebates: DOE expects many states will contract with implementation companies to provide…

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Treasury Seeks Comments on Proposed 25C Tax Credit PIN Assignment System

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The US Department of the Treasury and the Internal Revenue Service are seeking public comment on their proposed production identification number (PIN) assignment system for certain products under the 25C Energy Efficient Home Improvement tax credit. Industry stakeholders are encouraged to provide feedback on the proposed PIN assignment system by February 27, 2024.  As you…

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Join BPA’s Board and Help Shape the Future of Home Performance

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UPDATE: DEADLINE TO SUBMIT NOMINATIONS HAS PASSED. Now through February 12th, BPA is accepting nominations for individuals to join the BPA Board of Directors. Board members have the opportunity to help shape the future of home performance, influence the direction of the organization, and make valuable contributions to the industry. This year, the Board is…

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