October 2009

Blog Post | October 29, 2009

Durable Goods Orders Rise 1% in September

From the Associated Press:

WASHINGTON — Orders to U.S. factories for big-ticket manufactured goods rose in September as the biggest jump in demand for machinery in 18 months offset weakness in commercial aircraft and autos.

The second advance in three months for durable goods orders is a hopeful sign for the manufacturing sector, which has helped lead the early stages of the fledgling economic recovery. But many economists worry that demand could falter in the months ahead as various government stimulus programs wind down.

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Press Release | October 27, 2009

Climate Bill Must Be Strengthened to Spur Investment in Energy Efficiency to Save Consumers $Billions, Create Millions of New Jobs, Support Robust Economy

Washington, D.C.A report released today by the American Council for an Energy-Efficient Economy (ACEEE) sets the record straight about the long-term economic impacts of cap-and-trade legislation and demonstrates how climate legislation that encourages energy-saving investments will create millions of jobs and save U.S. consumers billions on monthly energy bills.

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Blog Post | October 26, 2009

Manufacturers Worse Off Under Kerry-Boxer Climate Bill Emissions Allocation Scheme

On Friday, October 23rd, the EPA released its scoring of the Clean Energy Jobs and American Power Act (S. 1733), also referred to as the Kerry-Boxer Climate Bill. The EPA found that the costs of Kerry-Boxer do not differ greatly from the Waxman-Markey climate bill. Both bills are expected to cost around $100 per household.

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Press Release | October 21, 2009

Recession Not Dimming States' Growing Focus on Energy Efficiency as "First Fuel," With CA, MA, and CT Rated Best on Implementing Energy Efficiency

Washington, D.C. The current economic downturn is not sidetracking state-level efforts to make the most of energy efficiency as the cheapest, cleanest and quickest of all energy resources, according to a 50-state scorecard on energy efficiency policies, programs, and practices from the American Council for an Energy-Efficient Economy (ACEEE). 

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Blog Post | October 21, 2009

The 2009 State Energy Efficiency Scorecard

In 2009, energy efficiency has risen to a new level of recognition in the U.S.

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Press Release | October 8, 2009

New Report Identifies Best Program Strategies for Realizing Energy Efficiency in Industry

Washington, D.C. - A new report by the American Council for an Energy-Efficient Economy (ACEEE) highlights successful program strategies to realize the large potential energy savings in the industrial sector. Released today, Industrial Energy Efficiency Programs: Identifying Today’s Leaders and Tomorrow’s Needs finds that industrial sector energy savings have remained untapped by many existing publicly funded energy efficiency programs.

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