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June 2016

Blog | June 28, 2016

Pennsylvania’s large utility customers shouldn’t opt out of paying their fair share to reduce energy waste

Currently there is an attempt in Pennsylvania’s statehouse to allow large utility customers to shirk their responsibility to reduce their energy waste. Senate Bill 805 would allow large industrial and commercial companies to opt out of Act 129, the Pennsylvanian statewide initiative to create a more energy-efficient economy.

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Press Release | June 24, 2016

ACEEE Congratulates Founder Art Rosenfeld on Receiving the 2016 Tang Prize for Sustainable Development

Art Rosenfeld has been named a 2016 Tang Prize Laureate for Sustainable Development. He is being honored "for his lifelong and pioneering innovations in energy efficiency resulting in immense reductions in energy consumption and greenhouse gas emissions around the world.” As our founder and mentor, ACEEE is extremely proud of Art and his lifetime commitment to make energy efficiency pivotal in the world’s transition to a sustainable future.

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Press Release | June 20, 2016
Blog | June 17, 2016

Celebrating 40 years of saving energy and training students in industrial efficiency

Industry has been important to the American economy since the earliest days of our country and the strength of the manufacturing sector is a priority for the US government and members of Congress.

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Blog | June 10, 2016

Energy efficiency makes Clean Power Plan goals very achievable

The Environmental Protection Agency has finalized state-specific limits on greenhouse gas emissions from the power sector. States can get most, if not all, of the emission savings they need by reducing the amount of electricity they are currently wasting. In the graph below, the light orange bars show that the listed states can achieve more than half of EPA’s 2030 limits with a few modest energy efficiency measures: 1% annual savings target, updated building codes, and 100 MW of new combined heat and power.

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Blog | June 1, 2016

Energy efficiency lowers costs in recent PJM capacity auction

Energy efficiency provides many benefits to the electric utility system. One of these benefits is reducing the market price for electric generation. PJM Interconnection, the operator of the largest electric grid in the United States serving approximately 61 million people, wrapped up its most recent generation capacity auction last week. This auction determines the price paid to power plants three years in the future.

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