Niagara Falls, N.Y.—The American Council for an Energy-Efficient Economy (ACEEE) named four Champions of Energy Efficiency in Industry last night at its Summer Study on Energy Efficiency in Industry. These awards, presented to outstanding leaders involved with advancing industrial energy efficiency, recognize leadership and accomplishment in the field. Winners were selected based on demonstrated excellence in leadership, program implementation, energy policy, and private sector initiatives. The 2011 winners are:
A few months ago we reported on a dramatic increase in the Department of Energy‘s (DOE) budget request for the Industrial Technology Program (ITP), as well as a more prominent position for White House Manufacturing Counselor Ron Bloom on the National Economic Council. In the past few weeks, we have seen further indications of the Administration’s susta
Policymakers, advocates, and program managers interested in energy efficiency have increasingly been realizing that a one-size-fits-all approach is not always the best solution, especially considering the impact state and local policy and regulations can have. These state and regional variations are particularly significant in the manufacturing sector, with many industries concentrated in specific parts of the country.
The Institute for Supply Management (ISM) reported that its Chicago Business Barometer™ soared in December to its highest level since July 1988, representing the 15th consecutive month of expansion. Furthermore, Midwest production reached its highest level since October 2004 and new orders have returned to 2005 levels.
The New York State Energy Research and Development Authority (NYSERDA) earned recognition for three outstanding programs in ACEEE's latest States Stepping Forward report, which can be accessed here. The programs present unique, innovative models to hasten the market penetration of energy efficiency technologies in municipal wastewater facilities, commercial facilities, and industrial buildings.