November 2011

Blog Post | November 29, 2011

DOE Releases Interactive Map of Industrial Assessment Center Results

The Industrial Assessment Centers (IAC) at the Department of Energy (DOE) have a long history of producing energy and cost savings for small and mid-sized ma

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Blog Post | November 22, 2011

Help Your Community “LEEP” Ahead in Understanding its Energy Efficiency Opportunities

What energy efficiency policies make sense for your community? This question is not  always easy to answer. Energy efficiency can be a complex topic. It is made more difficult because there are few one-size-fits-all solutions for every  project, program, or policy. However, tools like ACEEE’s new local energy efficiency policy calculator (LEEP-C) can make this complex question a little bit easier to answer.

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Blog Post | November 17, 2011

New Fuel Economy Proposal Would Bring Major Oil Savings

Federal agencies have formally proposed standards that would raise average car and light truck fuel economy to nearly 50 miles per gallon by 2025, up from the current average new auto fuel economy of about 28 miles per gallon.

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Blog Post | November 16, 2011

In Memoriam: Margaret “Meg” Fels, May 1, 1941 – November 12, 2011

Long-time friend and colleague, and former ACEEE Board member (1995 – 2001), Meg Fels died suddenly on Saturday, November 12 in Princeton, New Jersey. Meg apparently had a heart attack while biking on the tow path near her home. She was revived by a passing Samaritan, but her brain was without oxygen for too long. She died Saturday night surrounded by loved ones. Her third grandchild was born in the week while she was in the hospital.

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Blog Post | November 7, 2011

Even as the Global Market Softens, Manufacturing Is Keeping the U.S. Economy Alive

The manufacturing sector continues to lead the recovery in the U.S., according to the Institute for Supply Management's (ISM) October 2011 Manufacturing ISM Report on Business®ISM’s Purchasing Managers Index (PMI) survey reported the 27th consecutive month of expansion in the manufacturing sector.

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Blog Post | November 7, 2011

Debunking Common Energy Efficiency Myths

Energy efficiency can be difficult to conceptualize. There’s not a representative device like a solar panel or wind turbine. Rather, it’s a collection of technologies, strategies, and policies involving our houses, businesses, transportation, and behavior that improve the way we live. There are often misunderstandings or “myths” about how we verify that energy efficiency is working and measure what benefits it’s providing. Four measurement and verification (M&V) myths are debunked below.

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Blog Post | November 1, 2011

Energy Efficiency Finance 201: Looking at Loan Programs and Finance Opportunities

Lately a lot of attention is being paid to financing of clean energy technologies. The promise is that just around the corner we’ll be able to use these technologies to help rebuild the economy, create American jobs, improve international competitiveness, and clean up the environment. But most people don’t realize that cost-effective clean energy technologies already exist and are being deployed nationwide.

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