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Blog Post | August 9, 2010

Another Reason to Buy a Super-Efficient Refrigerator

On a personal note, I learned about an additional benefit of investing in a super-efficient refrigerator.  About two months ago my wife and I finally bought a new refrigerator—the new Whirlpool model that is the most efficient on the market.

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Blog Post | May 9, 2010

ACEEE’s Report Highlights Clean Energy Job Opportunities in North Carolina

On March 18th, ACEEE released its 8th report as part of our series of state clean energy studies, entitled North Carolina’s Energy Future: Electricity, Water, and Transportation Efficiency. On the same day, Vice President Biden spoke nearby at CREE, an LED lighting manufacturer, highlighting the local company as a model of job opportunities in the clean-tech industry.

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Press Release | September 23, 2009

Energy Efficiency Holds Steady At 2.5 Cents Per Kilowatt-Hour Even As Costs of New Power Generation Rise

Washington, D.C. — Energy efficiency remains America’s cheapest, cleanest, and fastest energy source for five years running. That’s the conclusion of a new study that shows that the utility cost per kilowatt-hour (kWh) of energy efficiency has held steady or even slightly declined at about 2.5 cents over the last half decade, even as the costs for new coal, nuclear, and other supply-side energy alternatives have risen.

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Press Release | February 4, 2009

Michigan's Governor Announces Sweeping New Clean Energy Proposal

Washington, D.C. — The American Council for an Energy-Efficient Economy (ACEEE) would like to commend Michigan Governor Jennifer Granholm for the bold "clean energy" proposal she announced yesterday at her State-of-the-State address in Lansing (see http://www.michigan.gov/documents/gov/SOS2009_265915_7.pdf).  

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Press Release | August 7, 2008

Energy-Saving Measures Still Awaiting State Approval

Washington, D.C. — Energy conservation and efficiency programs that could save the state’s consumers hundreds of millions of dollars in energy costs are awaiting approval by the Maryland Public Service Commission (PSC). A group of 30 business, consumer, and environmental organizations is urging the PSC to act.

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Press Release | April 9, 2008

Maryland Legislation Taps Energy Efficiency As the "First Fuel"


Washington, D.C. — Maryland's legislators gave final approval this week to two landmark energy bills that together aim to reduce the state's energy consumption by 15% by 2015.  The legislation, proposed by Governor Martin O'Malley, sets the stage for Maryland to become a leader in capturing the benefits of energy efficiency. 

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