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Washington, D.C. — Today the American Council for an Energy-Efficient Economy (ACEEE) released a roadmap report on improving energy in the municipal water and wastewater industry. This report documents the results of a roadmap workshop held in July 2004 that brought together 50 leading experts in water, wastewater, and energy, and provides recommendations on steps that can be taken to make the industry more sustainable.
WASHINGTON, D.C. — As Congress prepares to vote on the energy bill conference report, the American Council for an Energy-Efficient Economy's (ACEEE) preliminary analysis shows that the conference bill would save substantially less energy than the Senate version and would fall especially short on the key challenge of stemming growth in oil consumption.
World oil prices broke the $50 barrier in September, and natural gas prices are headed back above $7/MCF just in time for the heating season. Federal Reserve and private economists say these energy prices are taking a toll on economic growth, and that the number one way to boost the economy is to drop energy prices. Industry experts say that high prices are driven more by surging demand than by supply problems, which suggests that the best way to bring down energy prices is to reduce energy demand.