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Beneficial Electrification News

2023

September 20, 2023

Arlington, VA –A key strategic partner of BEL’s, Electrification Strategies LLC (ES), and the Department of Energy’s Oak Ridge National Laboratory (ORNL) announced today they have signed a cooperative research and development agreement (CRADA) to explore the feasibility and benefits of electric heat pump water heating technologies for multifamily buildings in cold climates.   “Converting multifamily […]

July 28, 2023

Retrofit Pilot Projects in Rural Communities Plus New Research Show Low- and Moderate-Income Homes Can Save Energy and Cut Overall Home Energy Bills [ARLINGTON, Virginia] – With new federal home energy rebates from the Inflation Reduction Act now available, low- and moderate-income households can overcome cost barriers to home retrofits, according to the non-profit Beneficial […]

May 16, 2023

The Beneficial Electrification League (BEL) is providing comprehensive support to public power utilities to implement clean energy projects aimed at reducing greenhouse gas emissions, and to maximize the impact of IRA direct/elective pay tax credits while the window is open. BEL is uniquely positioned to facilitate the implementation of the Inflation Reduction Act in the […]

May 4, 2023

[ARLINGTON, Virginia] – New whole home weatherization and electrification demonstration projects, bolstered by groundbreaking economic research on water heater technologies, present a positive economic outlook for upgrading and electrifying single-family homes, according to the Beneficial Electrification League (BEL). The research and home retrofit demonstrations are part of BEL’s Weatherization/Electrification Together, an initiative tackling the challenge […]

May 2, 2023

The Environmental Protection Agency (EPA) has announced $400M in federal grant funding for new clean school buses, including electric buses. In a change from last year’s rebate program, school district applicants must purchase a minimum of 15 buses and not more than 50 to be eligible; third-party applicants can request between 25 and 100 buses. BEL views this change – […]