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Blog | July 19, 2017 - 10:31 am

Natural gas efficiency has shown impressive advances, and the future looks promising

The majority of studies on utility-funded energy efficiency programs focus on electricity; natural gas traditionally receives much less attention.

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Blog | January 19, 2016 - 3:46 pm

Want to weigh your state’s Clean Power Plan compliance options? Check out our new SUPR 2 calculator

In October 2015, the Environmental Protection Agency (EPA) published its Clean Power Plan (CPP) final rule, regulating greenhouse gas emissions from...
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Blog | January 15, 2016 - 10:00 am

The amazing drop in home appliance energy use

Appliance efficiency has increased remarkably over the past several decades. The graph below tracks the energy efficiency of four household...
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Blog | January 14, 2016 - 10:45 am

2015 goes out with a burst of new efficiency standards: 2016 promises more action

The final few weeks of 2015 proved busy ones for new national appliance and equipment standards. The Department of Energy (DOE) completed the biggest...
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Blog | January 08, 2016 - 12:53 pm

Cars got quicker, more powerful by weight, and more fuel efficient in the last 40 years.

Over the past 40 years, light-duty vehicles in the United States have achieved remarkable gains in both fuel economy and performance. The graph below...
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Blog | January 01, 2016 - 10:00 am

2015 was a good year for energy efficiency. 2016 could be even better.

The past year included many successes, including quite a few that we can build on in the new year. Among the notable developments in 2015:
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Blog | December 31, 2015 - 12:48 pm

First-ever pump efficiency standards reflect industry and advocate consensus

The Department of Energy (DOE) issued new efficiency standards today for commercial and industrial pumps that are based on efficiency levels...
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Blog | December 24, 2015 - 12:07 pm

DOE just issued a proposed rule for ceiling fans and a final rule for ceiling fan light kits

Yesterday, the Department of Energy (DOE) issued two rules affecting ceiling fans: a proposed rule that would establish the first efficiency...
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Blog | December 22, 2015 - 5:36 pm

New Orleans is on the move

This holiday season, New Orleans residents have cause for celebration as they receive an unexpected holiday gift: a new focus on energy efficiency...
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Blog | December 22, 2015 - 10:20 am

Vehicle fuel economy and greenhouse gas standards are working well, but could fall short of climate goals

The latest news from the EPA on light-duty vehicle fuel economy and greenhouse gas emissions is…complicated. There’s good news and not-so-good news,...
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Blog | December 18, 2015 - 9:28 am

Energy efficiency and industry: the national trend

The industrial sector, which includes dozens of individual industries spanning agriculture, forestry, fisheries, construction, mining, and...
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