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Efficiency Maine Triennial Plan VI (Fiscal Years 2026-2028)

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An update from Efficiency Maine: The Efficiency Maine Trust (the Trust) has released an overview of its draft three-year strategic plan (Triennial Plan VI) for the period spanning fiscal years 2026, 2027, and 2028. The Trust will hold two public hearings to present this draft plan, answer questions, and take oral comments and suggestions from…

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Biden-Harris Administration Announces First State in Nation to Launch Historic Home Energy Rebates Program to Lower Families’ Utility Bills

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An update from the Department of Energy: New York is First State to Get Rebates to Families Thanks to President Biden’s Investing in America Agenda QUEENS, N.Y.— As part of President Biden’s Investing in America agenda, the U.S. Department of Energy (DOE) announced today that New York is the first state in the nation to launch…

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Oregon Rental Home Heat Pump Program Funds Fully Reserved | Additional Funding Coming in July

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An update from the Oregon Department of Energy: Funding for the Oregon Department of Energy’s Oregon Rental Home Heat Pump Program is fully reserved as of May 2024, and ODOE is no longer accepting applications. The Oregon Legislature allocated an additional $4 million to this program during the 2024 legislative session, and we expect that funding to be available for new reservations…

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DOE Issues Bill of Rights to Protect Consumers

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An update from the Office of State & Community Energy Programs: The Biden-Harris Administration is committed to lowering costs for American consumers in every pocket of the country. The Home Energy Rebate programs, funded through the Inflation Reduction Act, are designed to help low- and middle-income families buy and install cost-saving appliances and make energy…

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Total Building Performance Certificate for Deep Energy Retrofits is Now Available

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The Total Building Performance Certificate, created in collaboration by the Building Performance Association (BPA), Building Performance Institute (BPI), Energy Futures Group (EFG), and Northeast Energy Efficiency Partners (NEEP), is now available and is made possible with funding from the U.S. Department of Energy.  The TBP Certificate is the only one of its kind, designed to…

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BPA Welcomes Three New Board Members

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BPA is pleased to announce the appointment of three new Board members: Matt Hargrove of Total Home Performance, Keith O’Hara of Eco Performance Builders, and Hal Smith of Halco. Their wealth of knowledge and experience in contracting will be an invaluable asset to our Board’s strategic direction and leadership. Matt Hargrove, the President of Total…

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