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February 2008

Press Release | February 19, 2008

State Officials Welcome ACEEE's New Energy Efficiency “Roadmap” for Maryland's Clean Energy Future

Washington, D.C. — A new study of energy efficiency opportunities in Maryland by the American Council for an Energy-Efficient Economy (ACEEE) confirms that reducing electricity consumption is the quickest, cheapest, and cleanest way for policymakers to bring consumer bills down and keep the lights on in a state where the demand for electricity has grown rapidly since 1999.

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Press Release | February 11, 2008

Tapping America's 'Coolest Fuel': ACEEE Profiles America's Exemplary Energy Efficiency Programs

Washington, D.C. — Against a backdrop of soaring energy prices and ever-mounting concerns about global warming, the American Council for an Energy-Efficient Economy (ACEEE) released a report today that profiles 90 of America’s leading energy efficiency programs. Together, these programs provide a vivid demonstration of how energy efficiency is America’s cheapest, fastest, and cleanest new energy resource. They were selected from across the U.S. as examples of highly successful and effective energy efficiency programs.

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Press Release | February 6, 2008

Information and Communications Technologies: Creating Smarter Ways to Save Energy

Washington, D.C. — A new study released today shows that the innovative effects of information and communications technologies (ICT) have contributed to the economy-wide reduction of U.S. energy intensity and the recent stabilization of overall levels of energy consumption. The analysis by the American Council for an Energy-Efficient Economy (ACEEE) found that huge cost reductions and important new ICT innovations have worked together to drive the expansion and diffusion of new information and communications technologies without increasing overall energy consumption in the U.S.

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Press Release | February 5, 2008

Alliance to Save Energy, American Council for an Energy-Efficient Economy, and Energy Future Coalition Announce Support for Duke Energy's Energy Efficiency Initiative

Washington, D.C. — The Alliance to Save Energy (Alliance), the American Council for an Energy-Efficient Economy (ACEEE), and the Energy Future Coalition reached an agreement with Duke Energy to expand its energy efficiency programs, including a more aggressive energy savings target.

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Press Release | February 4, 2008

President's Budget Backtracks on Energy and Climate Priorities

Washington, D.C. — ACEEE's initial review of the Administration's FY 2009 budget request issued today finds that the request continues to shrink funding for the energy efficiency programs that should be front-line priorities in the nation's energy and environmental agenda.

"The President's budget once again fails to propose bold responses to our nation's critical energy priorities," said Executive Director Steven Nadel. "Congress should start with a clean slate on the 2009 budget if we are to make progress on high energy prices and global warming."

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