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March 2004

Press Release | March 23, 2004

Stationary Fuel Cell Generation Has Great Potential If Obstacles Can Be Overcome: Technology Still Far From Widespread Commercialization

Washington, D.C. — Fuel cells have been promoted as the next technological leap in the area of power production. In a new report, Stationary Fuel Cells: Future Promise, Current Hype, the American Council for an Energy-Efficient Economy (ACEEE) presents the benefits and disadvantages of a variety of stationary fuel cell technologies, and discusses the current and future market situation.

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Press Release | March 23, 2004

CHP Five Years Later: Federal and State Policies and Programs Update

Washington, D.C. — Five years ago, when President Clinton first expounded the promise of combined heat and power (CHP) to cut power plant energy waste in half, key market barriers blocked the mainstreaming of CHP. These included utility charges prohibiting grid interconnection, too long tax depreciation schedules, emissions regulations that do not recognize the efficiency benefits of CHP, and an environmental permitting system that is too cumbersome.

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Press Release | March 17, 2004

ACEEE Applauds Acceptance of SEER 13 Air Conditioner Standard

WASHINGTON, D.C. — The American Council for an Energy-Efficient Economy (ACEEE) announced today that it welcomed the acceptance by the air-conditioning industry of SEER 13 as the federal efficiency standard for residential central air conditioners, to be effective in January 2006. The current federal standard is SEER 10, which took effect in 1992. (SEER stands for Seasonal Energy Efficiency Ratio.)

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