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12/07/2013 Bright Ski Season Ahead: Montage Mountain Installs Energy Efficient LED Trail Lighting

Guests at Montage Mountain can look forward to a bright ski season thanks to the installation of 280 light-emitting diode (LED) lighting along the resort’s 26 trails. Montage Mountain is one of the few ski resorts on the East Coast to utilize LED lighting. The energy efficient lighting upgrade required no upfront investment from the resort as part of a 50-month electricity supply contract through Constellation’s Efficiency Made Easy(SM) program. Read More

09/29/2011 Greater Wilkes-Barre Chamber Official Sees ‘Green’ as Good for Business, Not Just Planet
Chamber of Business & Industry partners with Commonwealth Energy Group to move city forward with electrical makeover that saves money and is good for the environment.

Tom Williams doesn’t see himself as a trend setter.
Instead, the Director of Real Estate Projects for the Greater Wilkes-Barre, PA, Chamber of Business & Industry sees the city’s recent movement toward green energy as a necessary way of doing business.
“‘Going Green’ isn’t really a trend in my opinion,” he said. “It is using smart and common sense business practices, which happen to be good for the environment.” …read more

07/22/2010 PPL Commercial and Industrial Lighting Rebates Update

The Commonwealth Energy Group, LLC has procured $332,652 in commercial lighting rebates from PPL Electric Utilities, as of July 22, 2010, for its clients. PPL Electric Utilities Corporation, which is based in PA, offers rebates to offset the higher purchase cost of energy-efficient equipment for businesses. PPL Electric Utilities provides rebates to qualifying businesses that install energy-efficient equipment such as premium efficiency motors, occupancy sensors and wall insulation. Since January 2010, 31 individual projects of Commonwealth Energy have been awarded PPL Commercial Lighting rebates, with an average rebate amount of $10,731.

04/15/2010 Businesses, Non-profit  and Municipalities Go Green

Scranton, PA – Businesses, non-profit and municipalities in Lackawanna and neighboring counties as well as in other states have taken up the task of becoming energy efficient and going green. Commonwealth Energy Group has been hired by series of entities to perform energy audits and energy efficiency upgrades such as Vantage Trust Federal Credit Union, Small Wonders Daycare, St. Mary’s Villa, Topp Copy Solutions, Elmhurst Sewer Authority, Cross Valley Professional Group, Millwood -GA, Nationwide Envelope -GA, etc. CEG will perform the lighting upgrades for these facilities as well as explore the possibility of getting grants and rebates for these clients. CEG is proud to have associated itself with these green entities and will continue doing so.

04/08/2010 ComEd approves funding for Commonwealth Energy Group Clients

IL based utility company ComEd approved funding for three clients of Commonwealth Energy Group (CEG). CEG had performed lighting upgrades for Glacier Ventures in March, 2010 and had applied for the rebate for the same. ComEd which offers lighting incentives to its customers has approved the incentive in the amount of $16,325 for the arena. CEG had also submitted pre-approval application for other clients such as Maurice Sporting Goods, Inc., and Northbrook Racquet Club, both of which have been approved for the applied amount. CEG will be performing the work soon for the pre-approved clients.

04/01/2010 Four of the Commonwealth Energy Group clients get awarded the Small Business Advantage Grant

Scranton, PA – Commonwealth Energy Group , LLC completed Small Business Advantage Grant Application for four of its Clients and Department of Environmental Protection approved all four. The Grant Recipients are:

  • S&A Partners: $7,500 for upgrading lighting
  • Jewelcor, Inc.: $7,500 for upgrading lighting
  • Core Rehabilitation: $1,955 for upgrading lighting
  • Heart Lake Lodge: $1,240 for upgrading lighting

CEG is proud to have helped its clients save energy and money.

03/16/2010 Maurice Sporting Goods, Inc. awards the contract for energy improvements to a Dickson City based energy company

Northbrook, IL- The largest sporting goods distributor in North America, Maurice Sporting Goods awarded the contract to a Dickson City based energy company Commonwealth Energy Group to perform lighting retrofit at the corporate office located in Northbrook, IL, Northbrook warehouse facility and Atlanta warehouse facility. Commonwealth Energy Group will replace existing lighting fixtures with an energy efficient lighting fixtures helping Maurice to save energy as well as reduce expenses. CEG will also explore the possibility of applying for utility rebates available in IL and tax credits available in GA.

03/04/2010 Commonwealth Energy to perform Lighting upgrades for Glacier Ventures

Vernon Hills, IL- The Glacier Ice Arena, Illinois’ premier, state-of-the-art ice arena approved Commonwealth Energy Group to upgrade lighting at the main arena. CEG will perform the upgrades as well as handle the ComEd rebate application for the work being performed. After the completion of the project, it will save the arena 410,750 KWH in electricity and $45,183 annually.

02/15/2010 Perry County Continues its affiliation with commonwealth Energy Group

Perry County, PA – Commonwealth Energy submitted the application for PA Conservation Works! grant program on behalf of Perry county which was awarded to the county in the amount of $250,000. Now Perry County continues its affiliation with CEG to perform lighting retrofit work and manage the reporting for the grant that was being awarded. CEG will assist the county in preparing weekly, monthly, and annual reports as required by the grant program and perform lighting retrofit to five different facilities. CEG will handle the PPL rebate work for the county as well.

02/09/2010 Newton OKs Light Change

With an eye toward increased energy efficiency, Newton Township supervisors approved a $13,000 project that will change lighting fixtures in the recreation center. Commonwealth Energy Group will perform the changeout as well as handle the PPL rebate for the township. CEG will also explore the possibility of federal rebates for the work being done at the rec center.

02/01/2010 President’s Energy Budget Invests in Innovation, Clean Energy, and National Security Priorities

Washington D.C. — U.S. Energy Secretary Steven Chu today detailed President Barack Obama’s $28.4 billion Fiscal Year 2011 budget request for the Department of Energy, highlighting the Administration’s commitment to create jobs with the development of a clean energy economy, invest in advanced science, research and innovation, maintain a strong nuclear deterrent and secure nuclear materials both at home and abroad, and improve energy efficiency to help curb greenhouse gas emissions that contribute to climate change. The FY 2011 budget request also places an emphasis on DOE improving fiscal performance with the proposed creation of a new initiative on Management Reform. Learn More

01/25/2010 Jewelcor Inc. hires Commonwealth Energy Group to perform Lighting Retrofit

Jewelcor Inc. located in Wilkes-Barre hired Commonwealth Energy Group to perform the lighting retrofit at their 60,000 square feet warehouse facility. The proposed retrofit will save the company 291,460 KWH in electricity in turn saving $27,689 annually. CEG will also handle all the paperwork related to Small Business Advantage Grant and PPL rebate for the client.

12/27/2009 S&A partners awarded the lighting contract to CEG

S&A Partners with an eye towards energy efficiency awarded the contract to Commonwealth Energy Group to perform energy audit and lighting upgrades at their Scranton facility and Syracuse facility. In addition to upgrades CEG will also submit Small business advantage grant application for the client and PPL rebate application. The proposed retrofit will save them 83,616 KWH saving $11,915 annually.

12/18/2009 Climate Change Action Plan Presented to Governor Rendell

Harrisburg – Pennsylvania could slash greenhouse gas emissions by 30 percent by 2020 by following the recommendations contained in the Climate Change Action Plan presented to Governor Edward G. Rendell today. In combination with other state and federal environmental initiatives, the 52 recommendations could reduce emissions by more than 40 percent.“The recommendations in the plan not only can help stave off environmental devastation due to climate change but will have enormous beneficial impact on our economy,” said Governor Rendell. “The Climate Change Advisory Committee estimates the plan could result in the net creation of 65,000 new full-time jobs and add more than $6 billion to the state’s economy.”The recommendations include: a “Re-Light Pennsylvania” program that encourages residential and commercial use of more efficient lighting systems; an Eco-Driving program that offers fuel-saving tips and incentives to drive less; and an urban forestry program that increases carbon storage in trees while reducing a buildings’ heating and cooling demands. Learn More