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Climate Change Policy

October 26, 2009
On Friday, October 23rd, the EPA released its scoring of the Clean Energy Jobs and American Power Act (S. 1733), also referred to as the Kerry-Boxer Climate Bill. The EPA found that the costs of Kerry-Boxer do not differ greatly from the Waxman-...
September 30, 2009
In September, the New York State Senate passed landmark legislation creating the “Green Jobs/Green New York” program, which aims to make 1,000,000 homes, businesses, and not-for-profits in New York more energy efficient. Workforce...
September 9, 2009
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...
September 9, 2009
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...
June 23, 2009
Congress is considering three major pieces of energy-related legislation in 2009 – an economic stimulus bill, an energy bill, and climate change legislation.  The stimulus bill was enacted in February – click here for more...
May 31, 2009
The Obama Administration announced a key decision to bring national vehicle standards for fuel efficiency and greenhouse gas emissions up to levels adopted in California, resolving a longstanding battle between the auto industry and state...
May 22, 2009
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). This...
February 25, 2009
Congress is planning to consider three major pieces of energy-related legislation in 2009: An economic stimulus bill (just enacted) An energy bill Climate change legislation We are referring to this as the “energy trifecta,...
November 12, 2008
The election is over. President-elect Obama’s transition team has already started its work, and in Congress, new leadership will be elected. What can we expect from the new Administration and a new Congress on energy efficiency policy?...
November 12, 2008
Last month ACEEE finalized a new on-line resource for state policymakers and energy efficiency advocates, the State Energy Efficiency Policy Database. The site serves as an easy-to-use on-line database of energy efficiency policies in the states,...