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Press Release | September 28, 2017

ACEEE State Energy Efficiency Scorecard: ID, FL, VA Three Most-Improved States, MA Still #1

Washington, DC—As more states struggle with extreme weather events, the 2017 State Energy Efficiency Scorecard gives state-level policymakers a road map for building stronger and more-resilient communities. This 11th annual report from the American Council for an Energy-Efficient Economy (ACEEE), released today, shows which states are doing the best on energy efficiency — a critical tool for withstanding and recovering from storms and economic shocks.

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Press Release | July 25, 2017

States Can Save Consumers and Businesses $113B with New Appliance Standards

Washington, DC—States could save consumers and businesses $113 billion by adopting new efficiency standards for products such as computers and faucets, according to a new report, States Go First: How States Can Save Consumers Money, Reduce Energy and Water Waste, and Protect the Environment with New Appliance Standards, released today by the Appliance Standards Awareness Project (ASAP) and the American Council for an Energy-Efficient Economy (ACEEE).

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Press Release | February 16, 2017

Report: HI, CT, MA, RI, and AK Households Save Most on Overall Utility Bills due to Appliance Standards

ASAP/ACEEE Analysis Ranks All 50 States and DC on Electricity, Gas & Water Bill Savings; NH, NY, VT, CA, and NJ Round Out Top 10 States Where Consumers Save Most Money.

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Blog | February 1, 2017

Wading into the Trump era of energy efficiency

Barely one week into the new administration, we are far enough into the water to see dim shapes of the future ahead—some look more like sharks, some like rocks. Here’s some of what we see as of now:

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Blog | December 29, 2016

Five new energy-saving standards from Barack Obama, but Donald Trump will get the final word

Yesterday, the Department of Energy (DOE) issued five new efficiency standards, culminating a decade of energy efficiency progress that began under President George W. Bush. The new standards, the last of many developed during the Obama administration, will save consumers money, help meet the nation’s energy needs and reduce environmentally harmful emissions, including greenhouse gases. However, each of these new standards must clear one more hurdle before they are truly complete, which means the Trump administration will get the final word on this last batch of Obama-era standards.

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Blog | December 16, 2016

The US will save trillions of dollars if Obama’s energy efficiency legacy stands

The Obama administration’s energy efficiency efforts are saving billions of dollars each year and could save trillions by 2040. The projected savings by then are far more than what consumers now spend on phones and the Internet, combined.

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Press Release | August 4, 2016

ASAP/ACEEE Report on Energy-Saving Standards: Next President Could Set In Motion “Enormous” Energy and Carbon Pollution Cuts Benefitting Consumers $65 Billion a Year

Obama Legacy on Appliance Standards Exceeds All Previous Presidents; What Will Next Administration Do?  Potential Carbon Pollution Cuts Equal by 2050 to Closing 60 Coal-Fired Power Plants.

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Blog | July 13, 2016

The 2016 International Scorecard is almost here. Tune in next week to see the Olympics of energy efficiency

As world-class athletes descend on Rio for the 2016 Olympic Games, twenty-three countries are vying in a very different arena to become leaders in energy efficiency.

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Blog | January 15, 2016

The amazing drop in home appliance energy use

Appliance efficiency has increased remarkably over the past several decades. The graph below tracks the energy efficiency of four household appliances over a 35-year period. Three of the products (clothes washers, central air conditioners, and refrigerators), show a 50% or greater reduction in energy use over that period, and the fourth product, gas furnaces, shows a smaller but still significant reduction of 18%.

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Blog | January 14, 2016

2015 goes out with a burst of new efficiency standards: 2016 promises more action

The final few weeks of 2015 proved busy ones for new national appliance and equipment standards. The Department of Energy (DOE) completed the biggest energy-saving standard in agency history, along with several important but lower-profile standards which will collectively yield large energy and economic savings. Some of them point the way to much larger future savings.

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