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March 27, 2024

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

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…

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March 19, 2024

Recap: Energy Efficiency Meeting with Kentucky BPA

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…

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March 15, 2024

Maine BPA Webinar Recap: Pathways to Energy Efficiency Apprenticeships

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…

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March 14, 2024

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

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…

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March 14, 2024

DOE Publishes Outreach, Technical Assistance, and Application Resources

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…

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March 6, 2024

Unwind with America’s Pastime while at NHPC’24

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…

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March 1, 2024

DOE Releases Best Practices to Protect Consumers from Fraudulent Claims

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…

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February 29, 2024

Celebrating Black Voices in Home Performance

This month, and all year long, we celebrate Black voices in our industry. Below, we’ve compiled a few BPA Journal articles to introduce you to four outstanding members of our industry. Meet Jasmine Knowlin, a…

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February 28, 2024

Governor Mills, U.S. Department of Energy Announce $10 Million Federal Grant to Support Energy Efficiency and Workforce Investments in Rural Maine

An Update from the State of Maine Office of Governor Janet T. Mills: Grant through Bipartisan Infrastructure Law will support installation of 675 high-efficiency heat pump systems in mobile and manufactured homes to reduce energy…

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February 28, 2024

DOE Announces First Winners of the HBCU Clean Energy Education Prize Partnerships Track

An update from the DOE: The U.S. Department of Energy (DOE) announced the first 10 prize winners in the inaugural Historically Black Colleges and Universities (HBCU) Clean Energy Education Prize Partnerships Track. Each winning team will receive…