January 2012

Press Release | January 31, 2012

Energy Efficiency Is the Right Track for Clean Air

Energy Efficiency Should Be a Compliance Strategy for States and Utilities to Cost Effectively Achieve the Goals of Federal Air Regulations
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Press Release | January 24, 2012

ACEEE Submits Testimony on EPA and NHTSA Light Duty Fuel Economy Standards

Standards Would Deliver Fuel Savings That Would Stimulate the Economy and Job Growth.


Washington, D.C.—Proposed EPA/NHTSA fuel economy rules will lead to cost-effective consumer investments in fuel-efficient vehicles that will in turn stimulate economic activity and create an estimated net gain of 300,000 to 400,000 jobs per year on average over the period 2017 to 2025. The new rule will raise average new car and light truck fuel economy to 49.6 miles per gallon by 2025.

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Blog | January 23, 2012

ACEEE Begins to Explore Tax Reform as It Might Relate to Energy Efficiency

ACEEE is preparing a series of working papers on how energy efficiency issues might be addressed as part of tax reform. We call them working papers because we are soliciting feedback and comments on these drafts so that our analyses and proposals can be refined. We plan to release final versions of these papers as part of a larger report later this year. We also welcome feedback on additional tax-related topics touching energy efficiency that might be useful to address.

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Press Release | January 12, 2012

ACEEE Report: U.S. Better Off “Thinking Big” about Energy Efficiency Instead of Focusing First on Development of New Energy Sources

Listen to the streaming audio file recording of this news event (mp3) HERE

How Lack of Emphasis on Major Energy Efficiency Investments Leaves “3 Jokers in the U.S. Economic Deck”; Slashing Energy Use 60% Could Generate 2 Million Jobs & Save the Equivalent of $2600 Per Household Annually. 


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Press Release | January 11, 2012

ACEEE Report to Show Why U.S. Should Switch to “Think Big” Approach for Energy Efficiency

While Consumers and Policymakers Dwell on Individual-Level Decisions About Small Energy Efficiency, Little Attention Is Paid to Potential for Huge Energy Savings from Systems, Industrial Processes, and Infrastructure Improvements.


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Press Release | January 10, 2012

Report Examines How Energy Behavior Programs Can Help Build an Energy-Efficient Culture in the Workplace

Programs Examined Include Measures Taken by the House of Representatives and the Empire State Building


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