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The Department of Energy is proposing to withdraw the definitions of general service lamps established in 2017, a move that a DOE official recently told a congressional hearing will lower regulatory uncertainty by making clear that the sale of several lamp types will continue.
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The New York Power Authority will participate in a plan unveiled on March 14 that aims to provide immediate relief to Westchester County, N.Y., businesses and residents affected by Con Edison’s announcement that it will put new applications for firm natural gas service on a waiting list beginning March 15.
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Bonneville Power Administration and Los Angeles Department of Water and Power energy efficiency efforts were recently recognized by the American Council for an Energy-Efficient Economy.
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The New York Power Authority Board of Trustees approved $3 million in funding to continue a zero-interest loan program that helps dozens of municipalities and rural electricity cooperatives buy electric vehicles and battery charging equipment for their fleets. The board also also approved $7.5 million in funding that will be made available to municipalities across the state for the installation of new smart LED street lights.
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The American Public Power Association recently rolled out the Smart Energy Provider (SEP) program, a new best practices designation for public power utilities that will offer national recognition of utility efforts to incorporate energy efficiencies and sustainability while providing affordable electric service.
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Utility and other energy efficiency programs can realistically lower U.S. electric demand growth to 0.46 percent a year through 2040, down from the Energy Information Administration’s 0.62 percent annual demand growth forecast, according to the Electric Power Research Institute.
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The New York Power Authority’s board of trustees approved a $600 million revolving credit facility that will support NYPA’s issuance of commercial paper notes to support its energy efficiency programs.
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Arizona-based public power utility Salt River Project said that a recently completed Fiscal Year 2018 energy efficiency report shows that SRP exceeded its energy savings goals.