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Monthly Archives: February 2013

With Budget Address Looming, Major Issues are on the Table

The state General Assembly is back and in business for its 2013-2014 session, with full committees now named and operating.  While it’s only January, more than 1,500 bills have already been filed or circulated as co-sponsorship memos, and both House and Senate have released their budget hearing schedules.


CFA Reopens State Energy Grant/Loan Programs

The Commonwealth Financing Authority met this week and approved reopening its energy programs for applications beginning immediately.  Scott Dunkelberger, Executive Director of the CFA, told ERG that the program would again begin accepting applications for the Alternative & Clean Energy (ACE) and the High Performance Building Programs.


President Underlines Importance of Climate Change in Inaugural Address

During his inaugural address, President Barack Obama spoke strongly about the moral imperative of climate change and devoted significant time to the issue.