Midwest Region Hit Hard by Natural Gas Prices: Energy Efficiency Policies Needed New Study Shows Programs Could Save Midwest Consumers Billions of Dollars.
WASHINGTON, D.C. — According to a new study released today by the American Council for an Energy-Efficient Economy (ACEEE), investment in a modestly aggressive energy efficiency campaign could produce billions of dollars in annual net cost savings for residential, commercial, and industrial customers in the Midwest.
WASHINGTON, D.C. — Consumers can do more than hope for mild weather this winter as they watch heating oil and natural gas prices hit record highs. They can take actions that will reduce their bills and offset soaring energy prices. The American Council for an Energy-Efficient Economy (ACEEE) offers 5 practical steps for consumers to take right now at little or no cost:
Change furnace filters. Monthly replacement of furnace filters in forced-air heating systems can save as much as 5% on heating bills.
With federal leadership faltering, states are showing the way for energy efficiency policy. Congress seems unable to pass a comprehensive energy bill with robust efficiency policies. The Administration is eroding funding support for many core energy efficiency programs. Meanwhile:
WASHINGTON, D.C. — The American Council for an Energy-Efficient Economy (ACEEE) today expressed deep disappointment in the U.S. Department of Energy's (DOE) funding cuts for energy efficiency. Core efficiency research and development funding, outside of grant programs, fell by $88 million, or 14% compared to the FY 2004 level.