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May 2010

Blog Post | May 27, 2010

Ongoing Analysis of Industrial Provisions in APA (Kerry-Lieberman)

<p>Since the release of the draft of the <a href="http://kerry.senate.gov/americanpoweract/intro.cfm">American Power Act</a> (APA or Kerry-Lieberman), ACEEE has been looking at the industrial provisions in the bill.

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Blog Post | May 20, 2010

Compressed Air Savings at IETC

<p>This morning I chaired an excellent session on compressed air system efficiency at the <a href="http://esl.eslwin.tamu.edu/ietc/home.html">IETC</a> conference in New Orleans. In spite of working on compressed air systems for over 30 years, I am impressed that the savings remain to be had, and there are so many new opportunities.</p>

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Blog Post | May 14, 2010

Federal Data Shows Sustained Recovery in Manufacturing

<p><a href="http://news.yahoo.com/s/ap/20100514/ap_on_bi_go_ec_fi/us_economy">Three federal data reports released today</a> provide further evidence of a sustained recovery in the manufacturing sector.

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Blog Post | May 9, 2010

Automobile CAFE, Greenhouse Gas Standards Adopted; Heavy Truck Standards One Step Closer

On April 1st, USDOT’s National Highway Traffic Safety Administration (NHTSA) and the EPA issued harmonized fuel economy and greenhouse gas (GHG) emissions standards for cars and light trucks of model years 2012 through 2016. The joint rulemaking marks the first major increase in fuel economy standards in three decades, and the first national GHG standards for vehicles.

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Press Release | May 6, 2010

House and Senate Advance Energy Efficiency Legislation

Washington, D.C. — Today both the U.S. House of Representatives and the U.S. Senate moved forward on legislation to improve energy efficiency in the United States. The House passed a new program called "Home Star" that will help homeowners reduce their energy bills through energy efficiency investments and at the same time help our struggling economy by providing jobs for construction workers. On the Senate side, the Energy and Natural Resources Committee reported out a set of amendments that adopt new consensus minimum efficiency standards on a variety of products.

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