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June 2013

Blog Post | June 28, 2013

Energy Efficiency in Louisiana Makes a Comeback

What had looked like a dead end for energy efficiency in Louisiana now looks like an opportunity for the state to be back on track.

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Blog Post | June 26, 2013

Still in the Game: A Big U.S. Comeback for Regulation of Greenhouse Gases

Yesterday the president unveiled a new Climate Action Plan for the United States. The president called on the Environmental Protection Agency (EPA) to use its authority under the Clean Air Act to regulate greenhouse gases from power plants.

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Blog Post | June 26, 2013

Appliance Standards in President Obama’s Climate Plan

In his speech at Georgetown University today announcing his “Climate Action Plan,” President Obama said that appliance standards aren’t sexy, but can do a lot to help cut CO2 emissions.

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Blog Post | June 24, 2013

Louisiana’s Opportunity to Create Jobs and Save Residents and Business Billions on Their Energy Bills

Soon Louisiana could join the majority of states in the nation, including its neighbor Arkansas, in realizing the vast benefits of energy efficiency for its electric and natural gas customers.

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Blog Post | June 24, 2013

New Orleans at a Crossroads: Leading Louisiana or Standing Still?

Any day now the legal and technical advisors to the City Council of New Orleans are expected to make recommendations for the proposed integrated resource plan and 2014–2017 energy efficiency programs for the city. New Orleans has been an efficiency leader in the Southeast with its quick-start Energy Smart programs that have been running since 2011.

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Blog Post | June 20, 2013

Developing a Field Guide to the Energy Efficiency Behavior Program Ecosystem

The Behavior and Human Dimensions staff at ACEEE have been conducting a form of ‘bird-watching’ by collecting sightings of utility-run behavior programs in the wild. We have been recording information about the variety of programs that exist, examining the frequency of their distribution, and generally seeking to ascertain how they come to occupy their specific ecological niches, including those at both electric and gas utilities.

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Blog Post | June 20, 2013

Leaders of the Pack: Utility Energy Efficiency Programs Innovate, Evolve, and Expand

In the last few years, customer-funded energy efficiency programs administered by utilities and statewide public benefits organizations have been developing innovative program designs, services, and delivery methods and expanding into new markets across the country.

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Blog Post | June 12, 2013

Getting the Most from Plug-In Electric Vehicles

Plug-in electric vehicles (PEVs) have experienced significant growth recently, with sales in the first five months of this year surpassing the total sales in 2012. Recognizing the importance of this technology to the U.S.

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Blog Post | June 3, 2013

New Standards Cut “Vampire” Energy Waste and Offer Hope that the White House and DOE Are Addressing Delays to Energy Efficiency

U.S. Energy Secretary Ernest Moniz announced new national energy efficiency standards for microwave ovens on Friday that will take a bite out of standby (or “ vampire”) power.

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Blog Post | June 3, 2013

ACEEE Launches New Self-Scoring Tool to Aid Global Energy Efficiency

Improving energy efficiency can foster innovation and cut harmful waste, allowing economies around the world to thrive. In order to help nations looking to strengthen their economies through energy efficiency, the ACEEE today released the International Scorecard Self-Scoring Tool.

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