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Blog | October 17, 2013

Today Is the 40th Anniversary of the 1973 Oil Crisis and the Midpoint on the Path to a Truly Energy-Efficient Economy

Today marks the 40th anniversary of the 1973 Middle East Oil Embargo. On this day 40 years ago, Middle East oil ministers recommended an embargo against nations supporting Israel in the Yom Kippur war and mandated a cut in oil exports.

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Blog | October 11, 2013

Reading the Tea Leaves: End-Use Efficiency and the Clean Air Act

[no-glossary]In late September, the ether was all abuzz with news of EPA’s proposed New Source Performance Standards for regulating carbon dioxide emissions from new power plants. Since then, many attempts have been made to read the tea leaves in hopes of predicting what approach EPA will take to regulate carbon dioxide emissions from existing power plants—the big fish in terms of potential pollution benefits (86% of U.S.

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Blog | July 31, 2013

Saving Drops, Watts, and CO2

President Obama’s speech on climate change back in June specifically called on new and existing power plants to reduce carbon pollution. As the nation considers how to best reduce greenhouse gases from the energy sector we should not leave out the impact of water use on carbon emissions.

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Blog | June 26, 2013

Appliance Standards in President Obama’s Climate Plan

In his speech at Georgetown University today announcing his “Climate Action Plan,” President Obama said that appliance standards aren’t sexy, but can do a lot to help cut CO2 emissions.

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Blog | December 7, 2012

The World Wants a Solution to Climate Change: Here It Is

This week in Doha, Qatar, world leaders are struggling with how to reduce greenhouse gas emissions fast enough, and in amounts great enough, to protect people from the droughts, food shortages, rising sea levels, and severe weather events that climate change is likely to bring.

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Blog | October 16, 2012

What Is an Energy Efficiency Job?

The impact of investments in energy efficiency extends well beyond reducing energy costs or addressing the environmental impacts of energy extraction and use. These investments provide jobs for American workers and help them to support their families and communities.

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Blog | June 8, 2012

Heat Stroke? Or a $3 Trillion Thought Experiment for Rio+20?

Over at Real Climate Economics, ACEEE’s Director of Economic and Social Analysis, Skip Laitner shares some thoughts about energy intensity and Rio+20:

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