News & Updates

Below you will find news and information relevant to Michigan's energy efficiency industry and updates on recent MEECA activity.

 

12/05/2016

MEECA moves to support the Energy Policy and Senate Bills 437/438.  Read full press release here

10/31/2016

The latest draft of the Senate Energy Policy bill is likely to be voted on during lame duck session.  Read the Oct. Newsletter for detials on the Senate draft bill. 

06/28/2016

Report leads to Clean Energy Manufacturing in MI. Click here to read the roadmap...

06/26/2016

The Energy Saga continues...see what's happening with SB437 (S-3) and SB438 (S-3) here...

06/25/2016

MEECA settled in in for the third year in a row at the Michigan Energy Expo today. Click here to read about the presentations given... 

06/21/2016

Inspiring Energy Efficiency Investments to Building Owners. View Resource Media's presentation here...

06/10/2016

The Skilled Trades Regulation Act...will it streamline the licensing process? Read more here...

05/27/16

Check out the SEED Platform webinar presented on May 27th, 2016.  Click here for MEECA write up and access to more information.

05/26/16

For Immediate Release: Michigan Senate Committee Passes Comprehensive Energy Package Click Here for full press release. 

05/25/16

Read Joint MEECA & MIACCA Testimony on Skilled Trades Regulation Act.  Read testimony here...

05/25/16

Read MEECA Testimony on Latest Energy Bills.  Read testimony here...

05/11/16

For Immediate Release: MEECA supports expanded Clean Energy goal. Click Here for full press release.

05/09/16

Two weeks left to nominate for the prestigious Governor's Energy Excellence Awards. Click Here to nominate!

05/06/16

The legislative world has been quite busy lately, Click Here to see where energy efficiency stands in Michigan.

05/04/16

Consumers Energy is now grading their trade-ally contractors. See the report Here

04/29/16

MEECA has reached a century milestone! We now have over 100 members! Click Here to view a list of our most recent members. 

04/29/16

Brindley Byrd and Brad Bartholomew presented MEECA's testimony on Senate Bills 437 (S-2) 438 (S-2). Click here to read the testimony 

03/23/16

Analyzing Digital Analytics: Click Here to learn more about what Energy Circle has to say about your digital footprint 

03/18/16

Upcoming Webinar: Making the Case: Winning Messaging For Energy Efficiency. Click Here to Register

03/10/16

Resource Media offers a way to tap into the publics enthusiasm for energy efficiency. Read Full Article Here

03/09/16

The 2016 State of Energy Efficiency. Click here to see CLEAResult's report on the changing industry. 

03/01/16

MEECA is offering a real deal residential energy code course happening soon. Click here for more information

02/20/16

An overview on where the presidential candidates stand for energy efficiency in America. Read Full Article Here

02/10/16

Amy Schmidt, Senior Code Advisor for DOW building solutions talks about the advancements and future of energy codes in Michigan. Read Full Article Here

01/25/16

An overview of DTE's Energy Efficiency Program for business and their changes/deletions for 2016. Read Full Article Here

01/15/16

An overview of the Home Performance Coalition Market Innovation Forum. Read The Overview Here 

12/30/15

An overview of HB4990-4994, a series of bills exanding financing tools for energy improvements. Read The Overview Here 

12/22/15

Comprehensive energy legislation stalls for 2015. What happened? Read More From the Executive Director Here

11/7/15

MEECA'S Second Annual Banquet recognizing our original leaders was a success.

See Pictures and Read The Afterglow Here

9/1/15

Press release on Michgan Agency on Energy announcment of filing a State Implentation Plan (SIP).  See Press Release Here

7/15/15

Hear comments on SB437 and SB438, key Michigan energy bills introduced by Senators Nofs and Proos. Hear Briefing Here

4/29/15

Joint testimony by Amanda Godward and Brindley Byrd to the House Energy Policy Committee voicing strong opposition to HB4297.  Read Joint Testimony Here

3/13/15

Governor Rick Snyder rather bullish on energy waste.  Read Press Release

1/30/14

Newly appointed director of LARA, Mike Zimmer recommends adoption of the 2015 edition of the International Residential Code.   Read full story here.

12/16/14

MI Senate UNANIMOUSLY approved On-Bill Financing for Residential Energy Efficiency Improvements.  Read Press Release 

12/10/14

MEECA recommends adoption of the 2015 International Residential Code at Public Meeting.  Read statement here.

9/30/14

MEECA issues full report on the Michigan Energy Efficiency Expo & Capital Day.  Read report here.

9/17/14

Read Brindley Byrd's statement at the MI EE Expo Press Conference held in the Capitol Building Rotunda.  Read statement here.

7/21/14

MEECA helps organize the Michigan Energy Efficiency Expo & Capital Day!  Read event descriptions here.

6/30/14

MEECA's Recommendations to Expand Public Act 295.   Read document here.

6/19/14

State Republican policy divisions issues summar of EPA's Clean Energy Plan, 111(d). Read summary here.

6/3/14

MEECA advances home energy audit definition.   Read press release here...

3/11/14

Brindley Byrd advocates expansion of Michigan's Energy Optimization programs at the Senate Energy & Technology Committee.  See presentation here...

2/27/14

MEECA proposes Home Energy Inspection & Scoring bill outline.  Read more here...

2/26/14

MEECA supports adoption of 2012 IECC as Michigan's new energy code.   Read more here...

1/30/14

Consumers Energy highlights Michigan Home Performance contractors at awards banquet.  See which MEECA members received what award.   Read more here...

 

1/30/14

Consumers Energy and DTE both have efficiency programs targeting small business.  Read more here...

 

1/29/14

Read how a MEECA leader is informing Michigan leaders about energy efficiency.  Read Bartholomew Highlight here...  

1/28/14

Michigan's utility-based commercial and industrial programs are having a huge impact on the economy.  Click here to read how... 

1/13/14

MEECA's executive director gets interviewed by Chris Holman on the Michigan Business Beat.  Click here to listen.

 

12/19/13

Governor Synder shares his vision for Michigan's energy future.  Wants to eliminiate energy waste.  See his infographic here.  Press Release

 

12/9/13

Michigan Saves defines a moment in Michigan's energy efficiency industry.  Read more to learn about their Avoid Energy Drama public service announcement campaign.  Article here. 

 

12/3/13

The Michigan Advanced Lighting Conference was held in Warren, MI.   Read a summary of the event and what energy efficiency contractors should know.  Article here. 

 

11/27/13

The MPSC and MEO have issued their final report on energy efficiency.  MEECA applauds their effort.  The conclusion from this report:  Michigan is energy efficiency ready and ready to expand its energy efficiency industry.  Press Release

11/22/13

Consumers Energy leads the way in employment levels in the Michigan's energy efficiency industry. They claiming over 900 employees being hired since the launch of their Energy Efficiency programs in 2009. See this and other clean energy employment levels in a report issued by the Envirnonmental Entrepeneur.

11/18/13

Meadowlark Builders, a Founding Member of MEECA, is building in a better way.  Read the first MEECA Member Highlight to see how.  Member Highlight

11/12/13

MEECA members and executive director attend the Legislative Energy Efficiency luncheon sponsored by the Michigan League of Conservation Voters.  Press Release

11/11/13

Brindley Byrd is a guest on the Michigan Business Network with host Chris Holman.  Hear what Brindley has to say about MI's energy efficiency industry.  Podcast

11/6/13

MEECA assembles a set of 7 recommendations for the MPSC to consider when issuing their final report on energy efficiency.  Press Release or Full Comments

10/17/13

The 2014 Michigan Energy Fair, MEECA helping to organize participation by energy efficiency experts.  Press Release

10/8/13

MEECA heads to Lansing to begin building legislative relationships.  Press Release or Testimony

10/4/13

MEECA featured at Representative Stacy Oakes district office open house.  Press Release

 9/20/13

MEECA announces its first Board of Directors.  Press Release

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