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July 2009

Press Release | July 30, 2009

ACEEE Awards "Champions of Energy Efficiency in Industry"

Niagra Falls, New York — The American Council for an Energy-Efficient Economy (ACEEE) named three Champions of Energy Efficiency today at its Summer Study on Energy Efficiency in Industry. Presented to outstanding leaders involved with the industrial sector, the awards recognize leadership and accomplishment in the energy efficiency field. Winners were selected based on demonstrated excellence in program implementation, leadership, research and development, energy policy, private sector initiatives, and international initiatives.

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Press Release | July 30, 2009

ACEEE "Diagnostic Review" Shows Most Economic Projections Off by Wide Margin on Potential Energy Efficiency Benefits, Greenhouse Gas Cuts

Washington, D.C. — A new report from the nonprofit and independent American Council for an Energy-Efficient Economy (ACEEE) finds that many conventional climate economic impact studies misread the historical record on the nation’s energy productivity opportunities.

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Blog Post | July 24, 2009

Department of Treasury Grant Guidance

From the EPA CHP Partnership:

...The U.S. Department of Treasury has issued guidance for grants in lieu of tax credits for energy production facilities contained in the American Recovery and Reinvestment Act (ARRA) of 2009.

The Department of Treasury is not yet accepting applications. This information has been released to allow companies to prepare in advance for submitting a grant application. Applications may only be submitted after the facility to which the application relates is placed in service, or is under construction.

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Blog Post | July 23, 2009

Another Green Shoot

3M reports better than expected earnings for the quarter. Marketplace Radio also suggests that the manufacturing sector is likely to come back quickly. We need to be watchful.

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Press Release | July 22, 2009

Ka-Boom! Appliance Standards Make a Big Bang

Washington, D.C. — Strong new national appliance standards for 26 common household and business products planned during President Obama’s current term could slash total U.S. electricity use by over 1,900 terawatt-hours (1.9 trillion kilowatt-hours) cumulatively by 2030 while saving consumers and businesses over $123 billion, according to a report released today by the American Council for an Energy-Efficient Economy (ACEEE) and the Appliance Standards Awareness Project (ASAP). The new standards also could make a big contribution to U.S.

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Press Release | July 13, 2009

ACEEE Releases Job Calculator for Energy-Saving Stimulus Projects

UPDATE: The calculator is out of date. If you'd like help estimating job creation in relation to energy efficiency, please contact our chief economist, Jim Barrett.

Washington, D.C. — Today the American Council for an Energy-Efficient Economy (ACEEE) published a jobs calculator for estimating the employment impacts of energy efficiency projects funded through the 2009 American Recovery and Reinvestment Act (ARRA).

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Blog Post | July 6, 2009

ACEEE Industrial Summer Study Conference, July 28-31

ACEEE's biannual Industrial Summer Study conference is fast approaching. This year, the conference will take place at the Conference Center Niagara Falls in Niagara Falls, New York. Time is running out to register for the conference, so please do so as soon as possible. Registration information and other details of the conference can be found at http://www.aceee.org/conf/09ss/09ssindex.htm.

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Blog Post | July 1, 2009

The State Current: States Lead by Example

The acceleration of energy efficiency policy adoption at the state level in 2008 revealed that states across the country are ready to take action without federal leadership. Many states have recently stepped forward with policies that require state governments to “lead by example” (LBE) and adopt efficiency standards for vehicle fleets, buildings, and building components.

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Blog Post | July 1, 2009

ACEEE Helps States out of the Middle, into the Lead

The economic, energy, and climate challenges facing states have spurred innovative policies aimed at reducing energy consumption and increasing the use of clean energy resources. A handful of states have enacted bold energy efficiency measures such as the energy efficiency resource standard (EERS) as well as other policies geared towards industry, commercial, residential, and transportation sectors. Yet, the list of states setting aggressive energy efficiency agendas is far from complete.

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