May 2012

Press Release | May 30, 2012

ACEEE Names Naomi Baum Chief Operating Officer, Ethan Rogers to Lead Industry Research Program

Washington, D.C.The American Council for an Energy-Efficient Economy recently announced that Naomi Baum has joined the organization as chief operating officer, and Ethan Rogers has been hired as the senior manager to run the organization's research program on industrial energy efficiency.

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Blog | May 22, 2012

Shaheen-Portman and INCAAA: An Important First Step

Although Congress has been unable to pass comprehensive energy and climate legislation so far, there is hope for energy efficiency legislation in the not-too-distant future. Energy efficiency is cost-effective and has the potential to give the economy a boost. And importantly, energy efficiency has bipartisan support.

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Press Release | May 17, 2012

ACEEE Submits Comments on Federal Clean Energy Standard

Energy Efficiency Needs to Be Included in Order to Reduce Consumer Costs and Increase Emissions Reductions

Washington, D.C.—A national clean energy standard (CES) should include energy efficiency, noted ACEEE Executive Director Steven Nadel in comments submitted for the record in conjunction with a Senate Energy Committee hearing held today on a CES bill authored by Senate Energy Committee Chairman Jeff Bingaman.

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Press Release | May 16, 2012

New Clothes Washer and Dishwasher Standards Will Save Consumers Loads of Money, Protect the Environment

Most Efficient Products Also Best at Cleaning

Washington, D.C.—Energy and water efficiency standards released today by the U.S. Department of Energy (DOE) will deliver clothes washers that use as much as 35 percent less energy and water and dishwashers that use about 14 percent less energy and 23 percent less water.

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Press Release | May 16, 2012

Energy Efficiency Gains Traction in Lagging States

Despite Long-Standing Barriers, Opportunities Abound for States Furthest Behind on Energy Efficiency

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Blog | May 2, 2012

Of Gold and Goldilocks: Funding the Next Chapter in the Local Energy Efficiency Journey

This post is the third of three on sustaining local energy efficiency efforts. The first post described trends in local implementation of energy efficiency. The second was about the challenges and successes of local energy planning around the United States.

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