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John Dalton

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DOE Halts Critical Energy Efficiency Standards

Apr 25, 2017 8:00:00 AM

Since his inauguration, President Trump’s administration has taken steps that prevent new energy efficiency standards, including those that affect products and equipment used in the building industry. The potential elimination of the ENERGY STAR program, a key program for promoting energy efficiency, has received a lot of press. We want to point out that other energy efficiency standards and programs are also at risk despite the fact that energy efficiency makes good economic sense in addition to benefiting the environment.


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More California Cities Moving to 100 Percent Renewable Energy

Oct 25, 2016 8:00:00 AM

In September, Los Angeles made the news with its commitment to pursue a 100 percent renewable energy goal. Although Los Angeles is not the first California city to set such a target, there is considerable variation in the way cities are planning to reach their renewable energy goals. We thought we would highlight some of the California municipalities looking to completely move to clean energy and compare how they are working towards implementing their plans.

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Will Massachusetts’ New Energy Law Benefit Solar?

Oct 11, 2016 8:00:00 AM

On August 8, 2016, Massachusetts Governor Baker signed into law an important energy bill that would increase the state’s use of renewable energy. Although the new law is not as broad as the version originally proposed by the Massachusetts Senate, it still provides significant support for encouraging energy diversity in Massachusetts. Much of the press discussing the new Massachusetts energy law focused on its requirements that utilities now purchase electricity from offshore wind power and hydroelectric projects. In addition, the law’s provisions governing energy storage have received significant coverage. However, we want to point out a few ways the new Massachusetts energy law will encourage solar energy deployment.

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NABCEP Certifications for Solar Installers

May 24, 2016 1:00:00 PM

The North American Board of Certified Energy Practitioners (NABCEP) was founded in 2002 with a mission “to support, and work with, the renewable energy and energy efficiency industries, professionals, and stakeholders to develop and implement quality credentialing and certification programs for practitioners.” NABCEP is known as the gold standard for Photovoltaic (PV) certification programs. We at Burnham understand how important it is to ensure that PV systems are installed safely. In this post, we’ll share the background of the NABCEP, the three different certifications offered, and the benefits of certification for solar installers and consumers.

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