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Press Release | April 25, 2002

Senate Takes Small Steps Towards Energy Efficiency


Washington, D.C. — The energy legislation approved today by the Senate takes several small steps to help Americans use energy more efficiently but fails to approve more significant measures to reduce U.S. oil consumption and cut energy costs, according to the American Council for an Energy-Efficient Economy.

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Press Release | March 14, 2002
Press Release | February 15, 2002

New Senate Energy Bill Will Save More Energy

WASHINGTON, D.C. — The new version of a national energy bill introduced today by Senate Majority Leader Tom Daschle (D-SD) will save nearly three times more energy than the energy bill approved by the House of Representatives last summer. According to an analysis of the new bill by the American Council for an Energy-Efficient Economy (ACEEE), a nonprofit research organization, new automobile fuel economy standards and new tax incentives for energy efficiency will yield major energy savings for years to come.

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Press Release | February 14, 2002

ACEEE Applauds Senate for Passing Energy Efficiency Provisions in Farm Bill

WASHINGTON, D.C. — The American Council for an Energy-Efficient Economy (ACEEE) commends the U.S. Senate for passing the Energy Title in the Farm Bill on February 13, 2002. The title provides energy efficiency and renewable audits, loans, and grants to farmers. "We applaud the Senate for recognizing the need to address energy issues in this important sector of our economy, which has received far less attention than it deserves," said Steven Nadel, ACEEE's Executive Director.

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Press Release | December 6, 2001

New Analysis Finds Daschle Energy Bill a "Good Start" on Energy Efficiency But "Crucial Provisions Missing"

WASHINGTON, D.C. — Now that Senate Majority Leader Tom Daschle (D-SD) has released his long-awaited energy bill, an initial analysis by the American Council for an Energy-Efficient Economy (ACEEE) finds that the bill's energy efficiency provisions are "promising but incomplete."

"The Daschle bill contains sound proposals that will help Americans save energy," noted ACEEE Executive Director Steven Nadel, "but several of the most crucial efficiency measures under consideration are either still in preparation or are missing from the bill."

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Press Release | November 5, 2001

ACEEE Commends Senator Harkin for Energy Efficiency Provisions in Farm Bill

WASHINGTON, D.C. — The American Council for an Energy-Efficient Economy (ACEEE) commends Senator Tom Harkin (D-IA) and his staff for the inclusion of the Energy Title in his farm bill introduced on November 2, 2001. "We applaud the Senator for recognizing the need to address energy issues in this important sector of our economy, which has received far less attention than it deserves," said Steven Nadel, ACEEE's Executive Director.

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