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Press Release | April 9, 2008

Maryland Legislation Taps Energy Efficiency As the "First Fuel"


Washington, D.C. — Maryland's legislators gave final approval this week to two landmark energy bills that together aim to reduce the state's energy consumption by 15% by 2015.  The legislation, proposed by Governor Martin O'Malley, sets the stage for Maryland to become a leader in capturing the benefits of energy efficiency. 

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Press Release | August 8, 2007
Press Release | June 26, 2007

Study Shows That Florida Could Save $28 Billion and Create More Than 14,000 Jobs Through Energy Efficiency


Washington, D.C. — Florida could save $28 billion—enough to cover this year's entire education and transportation budgets—by using energy efficiency strategies that are available now, says a study released today by the American Council for an Energy-Efficient Economy (ACEEE).

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Press Release | June 5, 2007

ACEEE "Rates the States" in the New Energy Efficiency Scorecard


Washington, D.C. — The American Council for an Energy-Efficient Economy (ACEEE) today released a comprehensive ranking of state-level energy efficiency policies. The State Energy Efficiency Scorecard for 2006 graded each state and the District of Columbia on actions they have taken in the race to adopt energy efficiency policies, programs, and technologies.

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Press Release | February 5, 2007

New Study Shows How Florida Can Meet Half of Future Energy Needs With Efficiency and Renewables

Tallahassee, Florida — A major new study released today shows that a combination of energy efficiency and renewable energy can reduce Florida’s future electricity needs by almost half (45%) over the next 15 years.

The study shows that implementing energy efficiency policies alone, such as efficient windows, compact fluorescent light bulbs, and ENERGY STAR® appliances, can almost offset the future growth in electric demand.

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