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Climate Change Policy

March 26, 2012
This post is the second of three on sustaining local energy efficiency efforts. The first post described trends in local implementation of energy efficiency. The next post will explore sustainable funding sources. While some local...
February 7, 2012
Today a new book by David Owen was released entitled The Conundrum: How Scientific Innovation, Increased Efficiency, and Good Intentions Can Make Our Energy and Climate Problems Worse. This book expands upon an earlier article Owen wrote in The...
January 23, 2012
ACEEE is preparing a series of working papers on how energy efficiency issues might be addressed as part of tax reform. We call them working papers because we are soliciting feedback and comments on these drafts so that our analyses and proposals...
August 22, 2011
Over the past year, the utility industry has experienced significant angst over pending updates to utility environmental regulations. Of particular concern is the question of whether to invest in plant updates to comply with these  ...
August 1, 2011
In recent months, the Senate Energy and Natural Resources Committee has been steadily reporting out legislation on a bipartisan basis. Included are bills to: Enact a series of consensus appliance and equipment efficiency standards, building on...
May 4, 2011
In an earlier blog post I noted that June was likely to be a critical month for possible federal energy legislation. It now looks like June will be consumed with work on the long-term federal budget and raising the federal debt ceiling, crowding...
March 24, 2011
It doesn’t take a Ouija board to know that activity on federal energy legislation has been less than dynamic recently. With Congress currently focused on funding the 2011 Fiscal Year (already now half over) and then increasing the federal...
January 6, 2011
2010 was a mixed year for energy efficiency with significant progress at the state level, but ultimately only modest success to show on the national level, particularly from Congress. As our 2010 ACEEE State Energy Policy Scorecard documented,...
August 18, 2010
Summer Study participants were treated to two insiders’ take on energy efficiency in China. Mark Levine was recently the director of the Environmental Energy Technologies Division at Lawrence Berkeley National Laboratory (LBNL) and is now...
June 17, 2010
On Tuesday June 15, 2010, three studies were released on the impacts of the American Power Act (APA) as developed by Senators Kerry and Lieberman. The three studies also integrated in all or many aspects of the American Clean Energy Leadership Act...