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Making Clean Energy Work for Consumer-Owned Utilities and Their Communities

Spring has sprung!

Spring is here, keep an eye out for our upcoming webinars!  Also, you may notice a few changes around our website, spring cleaning is under way!  All of the content you are used to will still be here, but it may move around.  If you have any questions or trouble finding a resource, please let me know.

Also, as usual, if there is anything I can help you with, please contact me and I will do my best to assist you. 


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Geothermal HVAC Systems: A Cool Way to Boost Energy Efficiency

Drastic changes in air temperature can make heating and cooling energy-intensive and expensive. Four to six feet underground, however, the temperature is relatively constant. Geothermal HVAC systems utilize this thermal reservoir to decrease the amount of energy needed for heating and cooling. This technology can increase energy efficiency and cut the high costs of heating and cooling our buildings. 

This article addresses some of the common myths associated with geothermal HVAC systems:

Posted by Emma Weiss-Burns on June 22, 2015 at 11:30am

EESI and MMEEA on-bill financing webinar April 28!

EESI and the Midwest Energy Efficiency Alliance (MEEA) are jointly hosting an on-bill financing webinar focused on the Midwest member-owned utilities. 

The webinar will be on April 28th at noon ET/ 11 am Central

The Midwest Energy Efficiency Alliance (MEEA) and the Environmental and Energy Study Institute (EESI) are proud to invite you to an informative webinar focused on on-bill financing and its applications specifically for member-owned utilities in the Midwest. This presentation will look at successful on-bill financing programs developed by two Midwestern rural electric cooperatives as well as an innovative on-bill financing partnership with the Electric Cooperatives of South Carolina. Speakers will include Brian Drieling with Midwest Energy, Bob Dickey with Eastern Illini Electric Cooperative, and Lindsey Smith with the Electric Cooperatives of South Carolina. …


Posted by Emily Stark on April 24, 2015 at 9:08am

April Webinar: Tools for Coops to Advance Energy Efficiency and Renewables

Thank you to everyone who came to the webinar on April 8!  Below please find links to the slides and archived video.

A big thank you to ReAmp and ELPC for co-hosting and EESI for a great presentation on the EECLP.



If you have any questions, please contact emily [at] cleanenergyambassadors [dot] com


Posted by Emily Stark on April 6, 2015 at 12:00pm

Technical Difficulties-Back up and running

Hi there CEA members: 

All of our video content has been restored and is again accessible for your use.  We apologize for any inconvenience.

Have a great day,


Posted by Emily Stark on April 3, 2015 at 12:00pm

New Resources for Community Energy Planning

Community energy planning is not a new idea, but it's back in the news lately, as local leaders everywhere try to ease the pinch of higher gas prices and to create more green jobs. If your community is ready to visit--or revisit--this important topic, CEA can offer helpful advice and references! Here is a sampling:
One new release: the American Council for an Energy-Efficient Economy (ACEEE) has a new report: Local Energy Planning in Practice: A Review of Recent Experiences.It looks at the work of local governments which, like Arlington County, Virginia, have developed plans to capture these benefits for their communities. We're impressed that the ACEEE team has applied knowledege and tools that have been around for decades, to try to come up with a "best practices" strategy for today.


Another source of inspiration is the website of the Behavior, Energy, and Climate Change Conference. This is now an annual conference, which is largely focused on local planning in action. That is, what kinds of local programs and activities might you aim for, considering which have proven exciting and successful already? See and don't miss the YouTube videos of conference "lightening presentations". Also, look for a trend among presentations that use social networking, competitions, and other new marketing techniques. CEA has tapped these resources from time to time for our own work.
This full factsheet will be updated and posted in the Forum Section soon-- Check back next month or drop us a line through the Member Messages tool!





April 2015 Webinar-REAP and EECLP for co-ops

Started by Emily Stark in Utilities Apr 13.

October 2014 - Surprising Benefits of Electric Water Heaters 1 Reply

Started by Jill K. Cliburn in Utilities. Last reply by Jill K. Cliburn Oct 27, 2014.

September Webinar - Irrigation Savings at NPPD UPDATED

Started by Jill K. Cliburn in Utilities Sep 25, 2014.



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