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Blog Post | February 22, 2018 - 1:17 pm

Iowa bills threaten to roll back energy efficiency, putting consumer savings at risk

With a critical vote coming as soon as Monday, Iowa is at an important crossroads as legislative efforts threaten to scale back energy efficiency. In recent weeks, legislators have introduced...

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Blog Post | January 09, 2017 - 10:21 am

Green financing remains key, but what’s the best way forward? We want your ideas

2017 will usher in a new administration and likely some changes in federal energy policy. Despite the uncertainty of such change, one fact is clear:...
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Blog Post | January 04, 2017 - 12:28 pm

2017 is looking like a good year for energy efficiency as investments grow

As the new year begins, we expect 2017 will bring increased investments in energy efficiency and other efforts to save energy.
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Blog Post | December 29, 2016 - 10:17 am

Five new energy-saving standards from Barack Obama, but Donald Trump will get the final word

Yesterday, the Department of Energy (DOE) issued five new efficiency standards, culminating a decade of energy efficiency progress that began under...
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Blog Post | December 21, 2016 - 10:53 am

New Michigan law strengthens energy efficiency and renewable energy standards

Looking for some good clean energy news to close the year? In Michigan today, Governor Rick Snyder signed two sweeping bills that the state's...
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Blog Post | December 16, 2016 - 5:02 pm

The US will save trillions of dollars if Obama’s energy efficiency legacy stands

The Obama administration’s energy efficiency efforts are saving billions of dollars each year and could save trillions by 2040. The projected savings...
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Blog Post | December 13, 2016 - 2:09 pm

New Ohio bill would be a step backwards, costing money and jobs.

Energy efficiency faces a critical test this month in Ohio. Its tremendous progress in the state could be slowed unless Governor John Kasich vetoes a...
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Blog Post | December 07, 2016 - 10:00 am

Can the US cut its energy use in half by 2050? Yes, but we will have to double down on our efforts.

Five years ago, ACEEE found that energy efficiency could reduce projected 2050 US energy use by 40–60%. As a result, ACEEE established a strategic...
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Blog Post | December 01, 2016 - 12:39 pm

How understanding the psychology of energy efficiency can help protect the environment

Why do some people take action to reduce their energy consumption and carbon footprints while others do not? Environmental psychologists, behavioral...
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Blog Post | November 30, 2016 - 2:11 pm

What's next for vehicle fuel economy?

The Obama administration has been a great champion of higher fuel economy and corresponding reductions in vehicles’ emissions of greenhouse gases....
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Blog Post | November 28, 2016 - 9:41 am

Intelligent efficiency is surging: let’s talk about it

This is not how your grandparents saved energy. They may have told you to turn off the lights or put on a sweater. They offered good advice, but...
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