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Press Release | December 23, 2013

U.S. Energy Department, Pay-Television Industry and Energy Efficiency Groups Announce Set-Top Box Energy Conservation Agreement; Will Cut Energy Use for 90 Million U.S. Households, Save Consumers Billions

Non-Regulatory Consensus Agreement to Cut Five Million Tons of CO2 Annually

Energy Department News Media Contact: (202) 586-4940
CEA: (703) 907-4326; lhubbard@CE.org
NCTA: (202) 222-2358; bdietz@ncta.org
NRDC: (415) 875-6155; singre@nrdc.org 

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Press Release | November 6, 2013

Massachusetts Most Energy-Efficient State in 2013 with California Close Behind at #2, Mississippi is Most Improved

Top 10 States Ranked in Energy Efficiency Scorecard: MA, CA, NY, OR, CT, RI, VT, WA, MD, and IL

5 States Most Needing Improvement : ND, WY, SD, AK, MS

5 Most Improved States: MS, ME, KS, OH, and WV

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Press Release | June 27, 2013

Power-Hungry Devices Use $70 Billion of Energy Annually

Washington, D.C.—A new analysis of devices and equipment commonly found in U.S. homes and businesses concludes that these products, with more than 2 billion in use, consume more energy each year than many large countries use to power their entire economies.

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Blog | January 31, 2013

Lost Savings from Obama’s Delay on New Energy-Saving Standards Is $3.7 Billion and Counting

In his Inaugural Speech last week, President Obama described action to limit climate change as both a moral imperative and smart economic policy. Calling for American leadership, he said, “We cannot cede to other nations the technology that will power new jobs and new industries—we must claim its promise.”

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Blog | July 20, 2012

Overriding Common Sense: An Attack on Energy Efficiency Standards

A new report published last week by the anti-regulatory Mercatus Center (an advocacy outfit associated with the Koch brothers) took aim at appliance and vehicle efficiency standards. In the report, the authors argue that standards reduce consumer choice and are not justified because the environmental benefits are small and consumer benefits are non-existent.

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Press Release | May 16, 2012

New Clothes Washer and Dishwasher Standards Will Save Consumers Loads of Money, Protect the Environment


Most Efficient Products Also Best at Cleaning


Washington, D.C.—Energy and water efficiency standards released today by the U.S. Department of Energy (DOE) will deliver clothes washers that use as much as 35 percent less energy and water and dishwashers that use about 14 percent less energy and 23 percent less water.

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