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February 28, 2012
and Erin Brandt, Metropolitan Area Planning Council In the absence of leadership at the federal level to enact comprehensive climate and clean energy legislation, local municipalities and community organizations are adopting policies, strategies...
April 5, 2011
The industrial sectors of the western U.S. states are responsible for, on average, 28% of their state’s energy use. Though considerable efficiency gains have been made in the nation’s industrial sector, evidence suggests that...
April 1, 2010
Northeast: The Massachusetts Department of Public Utilities (DPU) approved the 2010–2012 electric and gas energy efficiency plans on January 28, 2010, which codify the goals set in the Green Communities Act of 2008. Annual electricity...
October 21, 2009
In 2009, energy efficiency has risen to a new level of recognition in the U.S. We present here our third annual comprehensive state energy efficiency scorecard to document best practices and recognize leadership among the states.  The...
September 9, 2009
In June 2009, the House of Representatives passed the American Clean Energy and Security Act of 2009 (ACESA). This climate and energy legislation included a number of provisions intended to help the U.S. reduce energy use through various...
January 8, 2007
While a shift in Congressional leadership promises a more serious focus on energy efficiency and other clean energy issues in the new year, states have not been standing idly by. The most significant state energy efficiency policy initiatives in...
October 3, 2006
As Congress and the Administration continue to debate and study the global warming problem, grassroots concern about this looming challenge has led several states and regions to take action on their own. Many states have adopted climate change...
May 3, 2004
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...