August 2010

Blog Post | August 20, 2010

America’s Anemic 13% Energy (in) Efficiency

Congress and the news media continue to focus almost completely on the question of where we will find new sources of conventional but clean energy. Yet, the surprising insight is that the robustness of our economy squarely depends on more productive investments in energy efficiency. Indeed, the overwhelming emphasis today on new energy supplies is “crowding out” a meaningful national dialogue and progress on achieving greater efficiency in an economy that today wastes 87% of the energy we use.

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Blog Post | August 19, 2010

Utility-Sector Energy Efficiency: Won't Get Fooled Again

I am pleased to report that all the “market fundamentals” continue to look strong for utility-sector energy efficiency. While the recession has eased electric demand a bit, long-term concerns about system reliability and adequacy of supply remain.

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Press Release | August 18, 2010

ACEEE Names Three Champions of Energy Efficiency

Pacific Grove, California — The American Council for an Energy-Efficient Economy (ACEEE) presented three Champion of Energy Efficiency Awards last night at its 16th biennial Summer Study on Energy Efficiency in Buildings. The awards recognize leadership and accomplishment in the energy efficiency field. Winners are selected based on demonstrated excellence in program implementation, research and development, energy policy, or private sector initiatives. The winners for 2010 are:

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Blog Post | August 15, 2010

Welcome to Summer Study 2010!

Welcome to Summer Study! When ACEEE hosted the first Summer Study in 1980 at the University of California, Santa Cruz, we were a brand new organization of volunteers. Since then, we’ve grown into a professional organization of 40 full-time staff while the Summer Study has grown from about 100 participants in 1980 to a sell-out crowd of over 1,000 this year. During the past 30 years, we’ve had many accomplishments, but many more challenges lie ahead.

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Blog Post | August 9, 2010

Another Reason to Buy a Super-Efficient Refrigerator

On a personal note, I learned about an additional benefit of investing in a super-efficient refrigerator.  About two months ago my wife and I finally bought a new refrigerator—the new Whirlpool model that is the most efficient on the market.

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