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December 2011

Blog Post | December 16, 2011

Heavy Truck Fuel Efficiency Standards: Priorities for Phase II

EPA and NHTSA only finalized the first fuel efficiency and greenhouse gas standards for heavy-duty vehicles in August but soon must begin thinking about the next round.

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Blog Post | December 16, 2011

Statement of ACEEE Executive Director Steven Nadel on the “Light Bulb Provision” in the Omnibus Federal Appropriations Bill

It is unfortunate that some members of Congress have inserted a provision in the federal appropriations bill seeking to derail implementation of lighting efficiency standards enacted in 2007 and signed by then-President Bush.

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Blog Post | December 15, 2011

Holiday Tips from ACEEE

As the resident behavior sage and noted Christmas expert, I have collected some energy-saving tips from the Santa’s helpers here at ACEEE on how to have a low impact, low stress, energy-efficient holiday season. Yes, Virginia, you can have holiday cheer and save money, too!

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Blog Post | December 14, 2011

Neighborhood Outreach for Energy Efficiency: Finding Homes that Need It and People Who Want It

In the world of energy efficiency, market segmentation and other methods of generalization are used to design programs and marketing. While every home is different, just as each person is different, energy efficiency programs often operate with limited marketing budgets and staff allocations. Within these limitations, how best can program administrators focus limited marketing resources toward homes with high energy use and likely participants?

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Press Release | December 8, 2011

Study: Repayment for Energy Efficiency Improvements through Utility Bills a Growing Trend

On-Bill Financing Extends Opportunities for Energy Efficiency Investments to Historically Underserved Markets such as Multifamily Housing and Small Businesses

 

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Blog Post | December 7, 2011
Blog Post | December 7, 2011

Fueling our Future with Efficiency: Record Number of Abstracts Submitted to the 2012 “Buildings” Summer Study

As the Panel Leaders for the 2012 ACEEE Summer Study on Energy Efficiency in Buildings gather this week to select abstracts for eventual conference presentation, they will choose from more than 1,299 abstracts, a record number. This year’s submissions increased 32 percent over 2010. The 2012 Summer Study will be one conference you don’t want to miss!

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Blog Post | December 6, 2011

Why Obama’s Energy Efficiency Plan Will Create Jobs and Boost the Economy

President Obama took an important step forward last Friday by announcing nearly $4 billion in combined federal and private sector energy upgrades to buildings over the next two years. This investment would help boost the economy and create jobs for Americans.

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Press Release | December 2, 2011

Energy Improvements Can Save Greater Cincinnati $60 Million and Create Over 300 Local Jobs

The Greater Cincinnati Energy Alliance shares study findings with local business leaders

 

CincinnatiEnergy efficiency upgrades to the area’s homes and nonprofit buildings can save area residents $60 million in lower energy bills and create more than 300 local jobs, according to a study released today by the Greater Cincinnati Energy Alliance.

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Blog Post | December 1, 2011

Where Maryland Is Getting It Right with Energy Efficiency

Maryland has some of the most aggressive energy savings laws in the nation. The state’s commitment to energy efficiency offers a host of benefits to Maryland’s local economy, including consumer energy bill savings and job creation

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