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January 2017

Blog | January 27, 2017

Art Rosenfeld, the “Godfather of Energy Efficiency” and an ACEEE founder, passed away today

Art Rosenfeld, a leading physicist and one of the founders of ACEEE, passed away today at age 90. Art began the energy efficiency research program at Lawrence Berkeley National Laboratory (LBNL) in the 1970s, and was instrumental in training and motivating an entire generation of energy efficiency practitioners. He helped found ACEEE in 1980, was a member of the board of directors until 2013, and has been a member of our Research Advisory Board since then.

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Blog | January 25, 2017

How to ensure clean water supplies? Energy-efficient desalination could be key

(This is the fourth blog post in our series on the energy-water nexus. Our first post outlined the potential impact of climate change, our second suggested methods of reducing energy and water consumption, and our third summarized ACEEE’s past work in this area and potential future work.)

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Blog | January 23, 2017

Training needed! Energy efficiency firms struggle to find qualified workers

As the US unemployment rate nears a 10-year low, some companies report trouble finding skilled workers. The problem is particularly pervasive, as new data show, in the energy efficiency sector.

More than 80% of employers in this sector report at least some difficulty finding qualified job applicants, and more than 40% indicate it’s “very difficult,” according to the Department of Energy’s second annual energy and employment report released this month.

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Blog | January 10, 2017

We knew energy efficiency employs a lot of people, and now we know how many

As President-elect Donald Trump prepares to take office next week, he will be looking to make good on his campaign promise to create jobs and strengthen the economy. He needs look no further than energy efficiency. A new report shows it’s already supporting at least 1.9 million US jobs.

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Blog | January 9, 2017

Green financing remains key, but what’s the best way forward? We want your ideas

2017 will usher in a new administration and likely some changes in federal energy policy. Despite the uncertainty of such change, one fact is clear: financing of energy efficiency investments is more important than ever.

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Blog | January 4, 2017

2017 is looking like a good year for energy efficiency as investments grow

As the new year begins, we expect 2017 will bring increased investments in energy efficiency and other efforts to save energy.

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