Energy Hippo Attends Event in Support of I-1631

Members of the Energy Hippo team attended a fundraising event in support of Initiative 1631—Washington State’s measure to put a price on carbon emissions. The event was held at EnergySavvy’s offices in downtown Seattle, and featured a panel discussion with leaders from the non-profit, utility, nature conservation, and venture capital sectors.

Initiative 1631 has won the competition for the most expensive ballot measure in Washington State history, largely due to $25 million in donations from just three out of state oil conglomerates. This amount pales in comparison to the $2.3 billion the initiative, if passed, would collect from petroleum companies and utilities in the first 5 years of implementation. The revenue will support transforming Washington’s economy into one that is fueled by clean energy.

Funding in support of the measure comes from individuals and organizations in the technology, engineering, and environmental sectors. Prominent figures such as Bill Gates, Gov. Jay Inslee, Attorney General Bob Ferguson, and organizations such as Washington Physicians for Social Responsibility are all in support of this measure.

Supporters say this tax will raise money for “transformative solutions” that already exist. Turning back the clock on greenhouse gas emissions is no longer physics or a chemistry problem, it is a political and economic problem—Washington needs capital to deploy projects that will protect our air and water for generations to come. Funding will also be invested back into the coal miners that will be directly affected by this economic shift to clean power. In fact, the solar industry has created ten times more jobs than reinvesting in coal; these jobs are not easily automated, so they are here to stay.

Today is the last day to get your ballot in to support I-1631! If you are interested in tracking your company’s carbon emissions, contact to learn more.

PCAPPA Conference 2018

Energy Hippo is looking forward to attending and presenting at PCAPPA Conference 2018! Don’t miss our talk, “Campus Billing and Energy Management Systems” at 9:45am on Tuesday, October 2nd.

A core goal of PCAPPA is to “develop quality professional standards in the operation, planning and development of the facilities and utilities infrastructures used by educational institutions.” To contribute to this mission, Energy Hippo will be sharing our 15+ years of experience regarding best practices in the tenant utility billing process.

The campus utilities environment is invariably complex, with disparate forms of energy information coming from a mix of utility streams. Universities may not be accurately capturing energy costs and allocating them effectively, or doing this manually and working too hard on a problem that has already been solved by many other campuses. Whether you are starting from scratch or already have a system in place, we will help you plan and optimize each step of the process. Effectively capturing and managing your utility data can be used to support optimal energy management and recover several thousands of dollars in cost savings.

Will you be attending PCAPPA 2018? Leave us a comment below or email to connect with us at the conference.

Overview of the campus billing process