American Clean Energy and Security Act of 2009

Blog Post | September 9, 2009

Strong Energy Efficiency Policies Under Consideration by Congress

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 energy efficiency measures, which have largely been overlooked in recent discussions and analyses of ACESA.  When analyses ignore the readily available benefits from energy efficiency they distort how energy and climate legislation, such as ACESA, could affect American consumers and the U.S. economy.

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Blog Post | June 23, 2009

Motor Crusher Credit Part of House & Senate Bills

<p>The &quot;Motor Crusher Credit&quot; (actually entitled the <em>Motor Efficiency Rebate Program</em>) passed out of the Senate Energy Committee last Wednesday as Sec. 228 of the comprehensive energy bill the <em>American Clean Energy Leadership Act</em>. See ACEEE&#39;s <a href="/press/2009/06/senate-energy-bill-will-spur-substantial-energy-efficien">press release</a> on the bill for details and a link of our assessment of the energy efficiency impacts of the bill.<br />
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Blog Post | May 31, 2009

Energy Efficiency High on the Federal Policy Agenda

The past few months have been very busy ones on national energy policy. Since the Obama Administration and the new Congress started work, energy and energy efficiency have been high on the federal policy agenda. Below are highlights of the latest on progress towards energy legislation in the Senate; energy and climate legislation in the South; initial efforts to develop a new federal transportation bill and other transportation policies; and an update on use of federal stimulus funds for energy efficiency.

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Blog Post | May 22, 2009

Baldwin Amendment Incorporated into ACES

<p><a href="/uploaded_images/160px-Tammy_Baldwin,_official_photo_portrait,_color-723720.jpg"><img alt="" class="floatright" src="/uploaded_images/160px-Tammy_Baldwin,_official_photo_portrait,_color-723719.jpg" /></a>On Tuesday, an amendment offered by Representative Tammy Baldwin (WI-2) was adopted by the House Energy and Commerce Committee into the American Clean Energy and Security Act (ACES) of 2009 (co-sponsored by Reps. Waxman and Markey).<br />
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Blog Post | April 23, 2009

Manufacturing Policy Update from Washington

<p>Well, the month of April has been a busy one in Washington Energy Policy circles. In addition to the <a href="http://thomas.loc.gov/cgi-bin/query/z?c111:S.661:" target="_blank">Senate&#39;s energy efficiency in manufacturing legislation</a> (S.

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