September 2010

Blog Post | September 29, 2010

Hawaii's State Government Leads by Example

One of five top-award winners of ACEEE’s States Stepping Forward awards project, the Hawaii Lead by Example Program (LBE) impressed ACEEE and an expert panel of judges with thorough program offerings and solid results. Learn more about this program and many more in the full report.

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Press Release | September 27, 2010

Today’s Energy Standards for Refrigerators Reflect Consensus By Advocates, Industry to Increase Appliance Efficiency

Washington, D.C. – Advocacy groups and appliance manufacturers hailed a 25 percent increase in energy efficiency for most new refrigerators, starting in 2014, thanks to new efficiency standards that the U.S. Department of Energy (DOE) announced today, continuing a 40-year trend of improving energy efficiency for this essential home appliance.

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Blog Post | September 22, 2010

NYSERDA CHP and Wastewater Efficiency Programs Are Nationwide Models

The New York State Energy Research and Development Authority (NYSERDA) earned recognition for three outstanding programs in ACEEE's latest States Stepping Forward report, which can be accessed here. The programs present unique, innovative models to hasten the market penetration of energy efficiency technologies in municipal wastewater facilities, commercial facilities, and industrial buildings. 

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Press Release | September 15, 2010

18 State-Led Energy Efficiency Programs Recognized As Best In U.S.

ACEEE Announces Five Top Energy-Efficiency Award Winning Programs in Colorado, Hawaii, Maryland, and New York

Press Conference Audio Available (from event organized by The Hastings Group).

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Press Release | September 13, 2010

ACEEE to Name Top State-Led Energy Efficiency Programs

News Advisory

Top Honors for Programs in Five Regions of U.S.To Be Announced

National Report Will Examine 18 Leading Programs


Washington D.C. The American Council for an Energy-Efficient Economy (ACEEE) will identify America’s exceptional state-led energy efficiency programs during a live, phone-based news event Wednesday, September 15, 2010 at 2:30 p.m. EDT / 11:30 a.m. PDT.

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Blog Post | September 10, 2010

The Legislative Clock Is Running Out on Federal Energy Policy

 As Congress returns from its summer recess, it is unclear whether some of the major federal energy efficiency policy priorities that ACEEE and the energy efficiency community have been working on will be enacted into law. Our priorities include:

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