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March 2015

Blog | March 26, 2015

Implementation of clean vehicle standards: How’s it going?

Standards cutting greenhouse gas emissions from cars and light trucks and raising fuel economy are among the biggest environmental achievements of the Obama administration. The standards are projected to save consumers hundreds of billions of dollars in fuel expenditures over the next decade. In the process, they are helping to shape the US and global auto industries by establishing an expectation of continuing technological progress toward high efficiency, low-emitting vehicles.

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Blog | March 8, 2015

New York’s REV: Will the state’s new energy plan spur savings or slow progress?

At the end of February, the New York Public Service Commission (PSC) released its final decision in Phase One of its Reforming the Energy Vision (REV) docket. We applaud the commission’s efforts to address 21st-century energy service needs and the improvements in this decision compared to the initial straw proposal.

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Blog | March 3, 2015

Challenges and Opportunities in the Land of Lincoln

Illinois—the land of Lincoln according to its license plate—has made great strides in energy efficiency in recent years. In 2014 it ranked 11th overall in ACEEE’s annual State Energy Efficiency Scorecard, up 15 slots from its score 5 years earlier. The main reason for its rise in rank was the state’s performance on utility-sector energy efficiency programs and policies.

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Blog | March 2, 2015

ACEEE introduces updated website and launches smarterhouse.org, new home of Consumer Guide to Home Energy Savings

ACEEE celebrates its 35thanniversary this year. To commemorate that milestone, we’ve updated the design of our online home, aceee.org, to include larger, darker text, a simpler layout, and bigger images.

But the changes are more than cosmetic. We’ve improved our site’s search function, combined the blog and press release sections into one feed, and improved the way the site displays on mobile devices.

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