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August 2015

Blog Post | August 12, 2015

Energy Efficiency in the Clean Power Plan: Take One

On August 3rd, EPA released the final Clean Power Plan (CPP), a rule that sets performance rates and individual state targets for carbon dioxide emissions from existing power plants. Now that the emissions targets are set, energy efficiency plays a prominent role as a proven strategy that states can use to reduce energy, cut emissions, and boost the economy.

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Blog Post | August 10, 2015

New York’s REV: Recent filings show that energy efficiency efforts vary widely

New York State has been a leader in utility of the future efforts and embarked on a major initiative to change how it regulates energy utilities, called Reforming the Energy Vision (REV).

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Blog Post | August 5, 2015

Using less energy to keep drinks cold

Late yesterday, the Department of Energy (DOE) proposed strong new standards that would reduce the energy consumed by beverage vending machines to keep drinks cold. The proposed standards would cut energy use by 25-65% relative to the least-efficient machines available now, and save money for schools, hospitals, hotels, and other businesses and institutions where beverage vending machines are used.

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