Equipment Standards

February 19, 2014
Did you know that motors use about half of the electricity in the U.S.? From large industrial machines, to commercial equipment, to home appliances, to even our computers and smart phones, motors are...
August 30, 2013
Just before Labor Day weekend, the Department of Energy (DOE) has proposed two strong new energy-saving standards for commercial refrigeration equipment, which would make it cheaper for store owners...
May 25, 2011
Since the 1980s, energy efficiency appliance standards have been saving consumers money and creating jobs throughout the U.S. These standards translate into savings when new, energy-efficient...
February 3, 2011
As noted in my earlier blog post, 2010 was a mixed year for energy efficiency policy, with significant progress at the state level but only modest progress at the federal level.  However, 2010 ...
January 7, 2011
2010 was a mixed year for energy efficiency with significant progress at the state level, but ultimately only modest success to show on the national level, particularly from Congress. As our 2010...
August 16, 2010
Welcome to Summer Study! When ACEEE hosted the first Summer Study in 1980 at the University of California, Santa Cruz, we were a brand new organization of volunteers. Since then, we’ve grown into a...
August 10, 2010
On a personal note, I learned about an additional benefit of investing in a super-efficient refrigerator.  About two months ago my wife and I finally bought a new refrigerator—the new Whirlpool model...
July 16, 2007
ACEEE analysis on the energy savings from the Senate and House bills Congress is on track to pass new energy legislation, only two years after the last federal energy bill. The new legislation will...
March 29, 2007
With new leadership in both houses for the first time in 12 years, members and committees have been actively exploring new energy policy ideas, including many on energy efficiency. A few highlights...
January 8, 2007
The results of November's election will increase the chances of new energy efficiency legislation in 2007. Public opinion polls show voters concerned about rising U.S. dependence on imported energy...