January 2013

Blog | January 31, 2013

Lost Savings from Obama’s Delay on New Energy-Saving Standards Is $3.7 Billion and Counting

In his Inaugural Speech last week, President Obama described action to limit climate change as both a moral imperative and smart economic policy. Calling for American leadership, he said, “We cannot cede to other nations the technology that will power new jobs and new industries—we must claim its promise.”

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Press Release | January 22, 2013

12 Programs Awarded for Saving Both Water and Energy

ACEEE and AWE Announce Award-Winning Water-Energy Efficiency Programs

Washington, D.C.—The American Council for an Energy-Efficient Economy (ACEEE) and the Alliance for Water Efficiency (AWE) today announced the first-ever awards for exceptional efficiency programs that save both energy and water. ACEEE and AWE are recognizing a total of 12 top programs including five exemplary award winners and seven honorable mentions.

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Press Release | January 16, 2013

New Hybrid Car Scores First Place on Greenest Vehicle List

Toyota Prius C Bests Several Electric Vehicles to Earn Top Spot

Washington, D.C.—With aggressive national fuel economy standards kicking in for model years 2012 to 2025, automakers have provided consumers with an impressive array of efficient vehicle options for 2013 according to new environmental automotive ratings released today. The American Council for an Energy-Efficient Economy’s 15th annual comprehensive environmental ratings can be found at

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Blog | January 15, 2013

Why DOE's Cave on Furnace Standards Is Such a Big Deal

In a dose of bad news yesterday, the [no-glossary]U.S. Department of Energy (DOE)[/no-glossary] proposed to settle a lawsuit brought by the American Public Gas Association (APGA) that seeks to roll back gas [no-glossary]furnace[/no-glossary] efficiency standards. As a result, the new standards, completed in 2011 and slated to take effect this May, would be eliminated in favor of yet another round of DOE hearings and studies. The losers: consumers and the environment.

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