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Clean energy advocates urge Nevada state and local leaders to maximize the benefits of new federal investments

[RENO, NV] – As Governor Sisolak hosts an Infrastructure Summit in Las Vegas, the Southwest Energy Efficiency Project and Western Resource Advocates called on state, tribal, city, and county leaders to take full advantage of the incredible opportunities presented by the federal Inflation Reduction Act and the Bipartisan Infrastructure law to build a better future for people all across the region.

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14 Organizations urge local Arizona leaders to maximize the benefits of new federal investments
September 29, 2022
[PHOENIX, AZ] – Today, a broad coalition of clean energy, faith-based, consumer, and community organizations called on tribal, city, and county leaders to take full advantage of the incredible opportunities presented by the federal Inflation Reduction Act and the Bipartisan Infrastructure law to build a better future for people all across the region. The groups delivered a letter to hundreds of elected officials, noting that “new...
Clean energy advocates urge Colorado state and local leaders to maximize the benefits of new federal investments
September 29, 2022
[DENVER, CO] – Today, a broad coalition of clean energy, good government, public health and consumer advocacy organizations called on state, tribal, city, and county leaders to take full advantage of the incredible opportunities presented by the federal Inflation Reduction Act and the Bipartisan Infrastructure law to build a better future for people all across the region.  The groups delivered a letter to hundreds of elected...
15 organizations urge New Mexico state and local leaders to maximize the benefits of new federal investments
September 29, 2022
[ALBUQUERQUE, NM] – Today, a broad coalition of clean energy, equity, community and consumer advocacy organizations called on state, tribal, city, and county leaders to take full advantage of the incredible opportunities presented by the federal Inflation Reduction Act and the Bipartisan Infrastructure law to build a better future for people all across the region.  The groups delivered a letter to hundreds of elected officials, noting...
Utah’s Uniform Building Code Commission votes in favor of updated building standards
August 19, 2022
[SALT LAKE CITY, UT] – On August 10, Utah’s Uniform Building Code Commission, an advisory body to the Utah Legislature, held a public hearing to consider public comment on its proposed amendments and updates to the 2021 building codes for Utah, including the 2021 International Energy Conservation Code (IECC). Building codes set the minimum requirements for new buildings or major building remodels and the IECC specifically addresses the level...
The Inflation Reduction Act is a legacy-defining accomplishment with huge benefits for the Southwest
August 16, 2022
[DENVER, CO] – As President Joe Biden signed the Inflation Reduction Act into law, Elise Jones, Executive Director of the Southwest Energy Efficiency Project (SWEEP), issued the following statement to celebrate the many new opportunities states, local governments, businesses, and residents across the region will have to save money and reduce pollution. “This is a historic day for America and the Southwest. The Inflation Reduction Act...
Senate passage of the Inflation Reduction Act is a huge step forward for the Southwest
August 7, 2022
[DENVER, CO] – Elise Jones, Executive Director of the Southwest Energy Efficiency Project (SWEEP), issued the following statement celebrating the United States Senate’s passage of the Inflation Reduction Act:  “On behalf of the people of Colorado, New Mexico, Arizona, Nevada, Utah, and Wyoming, I sincerely thank the U.S. Senate for voting to advance the Inflation Reduction Act today.   This bill contains the...
Plug In America and the Southwest Energy Efficiency Project host third annual Arizona Transportation Electrification Forum
July 14, 2022
[PHOENIX, AZ] – On July 6, Plug In America and the Southwest Energy Efficiency Project (SWEEP) presented their third annual Arizona Transportation Electrification Forum. More than 150 policymakers, city managers, fleet operators, electric vehicle (EV) companies, and consumer and environmental advocates participated in discussions on how Arizona should plan for EV charging station investments that will flow from the federal Bipartisan Infrastructure...
Caryn Potter to head Arizona state energy efficiency, clean transportation, and climate initiatives for SWEEP
May 31, 2022
[BOULDER, CO] – The Southwest Energy Efficiency Project (SWEEP) is pleased to announce that Caryn Potter will become the organization's Arizona Representative. Potter held the Utility Program Manager position for several years at SWEEP, and this promotion comes on the heels of Ellen Zuckerman's departure. Zuckerman, who oversaw SWEEP's work in Arizona and Nevada and co-directed the organization's Utility Program, dedicated more...
The Southwest Energy Efficiency Project (SWEEP) announces its Allies for 2022
May 24, 2022
[BOULDER, CO] – The Southwest Energy Efficiency Project (SWEEP) is pleased to announce its Allies for 2022. The companies and nonprofit organizations who have joined or renewed memberships in our annual program help SWEEP expand its work to advance energy efficiency and clean transportation policies; programs at the federal, state, local, and utility levels; initiatives to help rapidly mitigate climate change; and energy equity for underserved communities. “We...
New study: All-electric homes cheaper to build and operate in the Southwest than those that use gas
May 18, 2022
[BOULDER, CO] – Southwest homes in warmer climate cities such as Phoenix or Las Vegas that are built with highly efficient electric heat pumps will reduce their annual heating cost by 30%, compared with gas while reducing climate emissions by 60%, according to a study released today by the Southwest Energy Efficiency Project (SWEEP). “For new homes across the Southwest, building with heat pumps rather than gas appliances is by far the best...