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March 2009

Press Release | March 31, 2009

ACEEE Statement on the CARS Act (H.R. 1550)

Washington, D.C. — ACEEE commends the intent of Representative Sutton, sponsor of the CARS Act, to help the U.S. auto industry emerge successfully from the current crisis while reducing oil dependence and global warming emissions. Unfortunately, the vehicle scrappage program outlined by the bill as introduced would not achieve its energy and environmental objectives.

The most serious shortcomings of the bill are:

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Press Release | March 31, 2009

ACEEE Statement on the CARS Act (H.R. 1550)

Washington, D.C. — ACEEE commends the intent of Representative Sutton, sponsor of the CARS Act, to help the U.S. auto industry emerge successfully from the current crisis while reducing oil dependence and global warming emissions. Unfortunately, the vehicle scrappage program outlined by the bill as introduced would not achieve its energy and environmental objectives.

The most serious shortcomings of the bill are:

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Press Release | March 27, 2009

ACEEE Statement on Model Year 2011 Fuel Economy Standards

Washington, D.C. — The Department of Transportation today announced new fuel economy standards averaging 27.3 miles per gallon for model year 2011 cars and light trucks. The standards are disappointing. They are weaker than the standards proposed last spring, and those were based on an unrealistically low gasoline price forecast. A reasonable price forecast should have led to higher standards, not lower ones.

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Press Release | March 27, 2009
Press Release | March 25, 2009

Energy Efficiency Improvements Will Create Thousands of New Jobs While Saving Ohio Billions

COLUMBUS, Ohio — Ohio could save over $19 billion by using energy efficiency strategies that are available right now, says a study released today by the American Council for an Energy-Efficient Economy (ACEEE), an independent, Washington, D.C. nonprofit research group. Ohio could also create more than 32,000 net new jobs by 2025, including well-paying trade and professional jobs needed to design, install, and operate energy efficiency measures.

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Press Release | March 25, 2009

Energy Efficiency Improvements Will Create Thousands of New Jobs While Saving Ohio Billions

COLUMBUS, Ohio — Ohio could save over $19 billion by using energy efficiency strategies that are available right now, says a study released today by the American Council for an Energy-Efficient Economy (ACEEE), an independent, Washington, D.C. nonprofit research group. Ohio could also create more than 32,000 net new jobs by 2025, including well-paying trade and professional jobs needed to design, install, and operate energy efficiency measures.

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Blog Post | March 24, 2009

Senate Energy Committee Testimony

Thanks to the help of my colleagues here at ACEEE, my testimony for Thursday's Senate Energy Committee hearing on S. 661 Manufacturing energy legislation is in. Those interested can download my testimony here.

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Blog Post | March 21, 2009

New Legislation: Energy Efficiency in Manufacturing

Senator Bingaman (D-NM) has introduced the Restoring America’s Manufacturing Leadership through Energy Efficiency act in the U.S. Senate, representing one of the most sweeping pieces of legislation on energy efficiency in manufacturing in recent memory. The content of the bill can be found here.

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Press Release | March 18, 2009

ARC Study: Efficiency Measures Can Save Billions in Energy Costs

Washington, D.C. — A new study commissioned by the Appalachian Regional Commission (ARC) concludes that implementing energy efficiency measures in Appalachia has the potential to help create tens of thousands of jobs and save billions in energy costs to Appalachian consumers over the next 20 years. Conducted for ARC by the Southeast Energy Efficiency Alliance (SEEA), Energy Efficiency in Appalachia also finds that a bold energy efficiency initiative could cut projected energy use in the Region by up to 24 percent by the year 2030.

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Press Release | March 18, 2009

Study Finds National Standard for Energy Efficiency Can Save U.S. Consumers and Businesses Nearly $170 Billion

Washington, D.C. — Energy efficiency initiatives that reward consumers and businesses for reducing electricity and gas usage could result in utility bill savings of $168.6 billion, according to a report released today by the American Council for an Energy-Efficient Economy (ACEEE). That number is 16 percent higher than ACEEE’s previous savings estimate of $144 billion and is based on updated data.

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