California Getting Tougher on Business

In the overall scheme of things, one has to wonder what’s happening in and to California. Aside from expanding the scope of family and medical leave mandates on employers and the rolling blackouts it’s experienced this year, the state is clearly going in different directions from the rest of the country. A new version of…

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Plotwatt to Present to White House and DOE on Green Button Initiatives

DDIFO Sponsor Plotwatt, the Durham based Technology Company that provides energy management solutions to businesses and homeowners throughout the United States, has been invited to present its data, technology innovations, and results to the White House Office of Technology and the Department of Energy as part of the Green Button Initiative. The DOE’s Green Button…

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National Grid Will Pay Up to 70 Percent of Energy Efficiency Upgrades

Larry Rulison writes in the Albany Times Union that Mark Siegal had everyone’s attention Friday morning at National Grid’s energy efficiency expo at the Albany Marriott. Siegal is the manager of National Grid’s commercial and industrial energy efficiency programs, and he was explaining to a room full of business owners how a new program that targets small businesses works.
There was a reason for so much interest. National Grid’s Small Business Energy Efficiency Program, which targets businesses such as convenience stores, pizza shops, hair salons and auto dealers, pays up to 70 percent of the costs of energy efficiency upgrades. It’s available to small businesses that use 100 kilowatts of power or less.

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