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Saving energy starts at home

January 22, 2014 – The Daily Mining Gazette

HANCOCK Each month, local SEMCO ENERGY Gas Company customers pay a very small fee on their utility bills to support state-sponsored energy conservation and efficiency programs.

Local energy legend Dave Camps, owner of Blue Terra Energy in Hancock, works with Efficiency United to bring these programs directly to customers, saving them money while also helping the environment.

Blue Terra Energy is currently conducting free furnace and boiler tune-ups for local natural gas utility customers. Residents must be Semco customers to qualify for the tune-up, typically priced at $100. Tune-ups ensure heating systems are running cleanly and efficiently, saving residents money and reducing health and safety risks… Read more

Free furnace and boiler check-ups

January 21, 2014 – ABC 10 A state-funded program is allowing a Hancock company to provide free efficiency check-ups on furnaces and boilers. ABC 10 Keweenaw Bureau reporter Sam Ali met with the owner of Blue Terra Energy and saw first-hand what goes into a basic furnace tune-up. With temperatures taking a big dip this season,Continue Reading

Staying safe and warm this winter

December 20, 2013 – The Daily Mining Gazette, HOUGHTON – For quite some time Julie Cischke had been having headaches in her Houghton home and really didn’t think anything about it, but after receiving a postcard in the mail offering a free furnace inspection, she found out carbon monoxide very likely was the cause ofContinue Reading

Blue Terra Energy to offer free tune-ups

December 20, 2013, Hancock, Michigan — Blue Terra Energy will offer free furnace or boiler tune-ups to Semco Energy gas utility customers in the western Upper Peninsula. Tune-ups, normally priced at $100, ensure heating systems are running cleanly and efficiently, save residents money and eliminate health and safety risks. The energy program is funded byContinue Reading

Free boiler, furnace tune-ups offered in Upper Michigan

December 18, 2013 – ABC 10 HANCOCK, Michigan – With winter in full swing, Michigan utility customers may be eligible for a free furnace or boiler tune-up through a statewide energy efficiency program. Tune-ups ensure heating systems are running cleanly and efficiently, saving residents money and eliminating health and safety risks. Blue Terra Energy isContinue Reading

Efficiency United Helps Students Go Green

November 11, 2010 – A consortium of smaller Michigan utilities and power cooperatives is launching a new program called Think Energy With Efficiency United, a month-long green initiative to educate students grades four through six about increasing energy efficiency in homes throughout Michigan. The program is provided by Efficiency United, which consists of 11Continue Reading

Free Energy Kits For UP Customers

May 15, 2012 – HANCOCK – Blue Terra Energy is partnering with Efficiency United to provide Upper Peninsula Power Co. and Semco Energy Gas Co. customers with free, installed energy kits. The free Energy Kit Installation Program runs through September 2012.    The free energy kits will save households an average of $250 per yearContinue Reading

Consumers to receive free energy kits from power companies

06.04.2012 – HOUGHTON — Blue Terra Energy is installing free energy kits for UPPCO and SEMCO customers in Baraga, Keweenaw, Houghton, and Ontonagon counties. The energy kits come with energy saving light bulbs, low-flow shower heads, and faucets. If you own an apartment complex, you also qualify for the free installation. The energy kitContinue Reading

Blue Terra Energy offering free, installed energy kits

Wednesday, June 06, 2012 – If you’re a customer of UPPCO and SEMCO and you’re interested in making your home a little more energy efficient, then you’re in luck. Blue Terra Energy, in Hancock, is partnering with Efficiency United to provide customers of the Upper Peninsula Power Company and SEMCO Energy Gas Company withContinue Reading

Energy Efficiency Program Awards Its 1,000th Loan, Produces $9 Million in Energy Investments throughout the State

June 13, 2012 – Michigan Saves is a nonprofit group based in Lansing that offers financing for homeowners and businesses looking to improve their energy efficiency. Recently awarding its 1,000th loan, Michigan Saves – through its Home Energy Loan Program – has produced $9 million in energy efficient investments throughout the state… Read more