DMI Companies: “RGGI will add clean energy jobs, boost the economy”

  • September 25, 2020

Published on 9/23/20 in the Pittsburgh Post-Gazette from our member company DMI As COO and a senior manager of our business, I applaud Gov. Tom Wolf for his continued support of the Regional Greenhouse Gas Initiative (RGGI). Despite the misinformation around the program, RGGI is simply a cap-and-invest mechanism that allows the market to determine […]

PA 2020 Clean Jobs Report

  • September 23, 2020

Today, E2 (Environmental Entrepreneurs) along with KEEA, the Green Building Alliance (GBA), Green Building United, the Sustainable Business Network of Greater Philadelphia, and Sustainable Pittsburgh released the latest clean energy employment report for the state of Pennsylvania showing the state had 93,900 clean energy workers at the end of 2019 and since the COVID-19 crisis […]

C-PACE is Officially Open for Business in PA!

  • July 17, 2020

On July 17th, 2020, the Philadelphia Energy Authority announced the first official C-PACE deal in Pennsylvania. The $1,500,000 in C-PACE financing from Twain Financial will fund energy and water efficiency upgrades to a new mixed-use development in the Kensington-Harrowgate neighborhood of Philadelphia. Here is a press release with local and state officials’ reactions to this […]

What will Phase IV look like?

  • July 1, 2020

Background Act 129 is Pennsylvania’s largest program to advance energy efficiency. In the first three phases of the law, utilities installed thousands of LED lights, smart thermostats, efficient appliances, and incentivized the construction of thousands of high-efficiency homes, which delivered an estimated more than $9 billion in benefits and expanded the energy efficiency industry to […]

Act 129 Energy Efficiency Programs Can Deliver $3 Billion in Benefits

  • March 3, 2020

HARRISBURG, PA — On Monday, March 2nd, the Pennsylvania Public Utility Commission (PUC) released the Act 129 Phase IV Energy Efficiency and Peak Demand Reduction Market Potential Study. The study, required by Act 129 of 2008, demonstrated that new 5-year energy efficiency targets for utilities are cost-effective, and will return $3 billion dollars in benefits […]

RGGI Is an Opportunity to Grow Pennsylvania’s Economy & Workforce

  • February 5, 2020

On February 5th, the House Environment and Natural Resources Committee held a hearing on the Regional Greenhouse Gas Initiative (RGGI). RGGI is a “cap-and-invest” program that directs proceeds from carbon credit auctions toward investment in each state. In response, Julian Boggs, Policy Director of the Keystone Energy Efficiency Alliance (KEEA), issued the following statement: “As […]

Energy Efficiency, Affordable Housing, & Jobs: Op-Ed from Erie, PA

  • January 16, 2020

Better Living Through Energy Efficiency Donald Crenshaw, GMA Development Group   I am a proud member of the Erie community and I am always looking for ways to create greater opportunity and equity for my fellow community members. That is why I advocate for two important elements that I believe will get us there: affordable […]