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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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Press Release | December 5, 2007

Renewable Electricity Standard Good News for Economy Energy Consumers and Carbon Dioxide Reduction


Washington, D.C. — A new comprehensive analysis of the Renewable Electricity Standard (RES) in the pending House and Senate energy legislation shows that, if adopted, the RES would cut consumer energy bills and carbon dioxide (CO2) emissions as well as stimulate job growth.

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Press Release | October 12, 2007

U.S. Energy Department Sets New Energy Savings Standards


Washington, D.C. — The electric industry along with efficiency and environmental groups said new electric distribution transformer standards finalized by the Department of Energy today improve upon an initial proposal issued last year, but fall short of the strong levels the groups had jointly endorsed with one of the biggest transformer manufacturers.

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Press Release | July 17, 2007

Transformer Manufacturer Announces Support for Efficiency Standard Boosting Proposal Being Considered by the U.S. Department of Energy

Washington, D.C. — A consortium of electric utilities and environmental and energy efficiency organizations is hailing the announcement last week by transformer manufacturer ABB to endorse new efficiency standards proposed by the consortium for the nation's approximately 41 million electric distribution transformers.

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Press Release | March 6, 2007

New Study Shows How Texas Can Meet Future Energy Needs With Energy Efficiency and Onsite Renewables


Austin, Texas — A new study released today shows that a combination of energy efficiency and onsite renewable energy resources, coupled with expanded demand response programs, can meet Texas’s growing electricity needs and save consumers money at the same time.

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