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January 2012

Press Release | January 31, 2012

Energy Efficiency Is the Right Track for Clean Air

Energy Efficiency Should Be a Compliance Strategy for States and Utilities to Cost Effectively Achieve the Goals of Federal Air Regulations
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Press Release | January 26, 2012

Apartment Building Owners, Residents Could Save Up To $3.4 Billion Annually with Energy Efficiency Improvements

Chicago—Energy efficiency upgrades in multifamily buildings could save building owners and residents up to $3.4 billion nationwide, according to a report released today by CNT Energy and the American Council for an Energy-Efficient Economy (ACEEE).

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Press Release | January 24, 2012

ACEEE Submits Testimony on EPA and NHTSA Light Duty Fuel Economy Standards

Standards Would Deliver Fuel Savings That Would Stimulate the Economy and Job Growth.

 

Washington, D.C.—Proposed EPA/NHTSA fuel economy rules will lead to cost-effective consumer investments in fuel-efficient vehicles that will in turn stimulate economic activity and create an estimated net gain of 300,000 to 400,000 jobs per year on average over the period 2017 to 2025. The new rule will raise average new car and light truck fuel economy to 49.6 miles per gallon by 2025.

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Press Release | January 24, 2012

Statement by Steven Nadel, Executive Director of the American Council for an Energy-Efficient Economy, on the 2012 State-of-the-Union Address

Tonight President Obama stated that "the easiest way to save money is to waste less energy." We couldn't agree more. Our research has found that energy efficiency is our cheapest and cleanest energy resource. As the President said, if we waste less energy, "America will have less pollution, more manufacturing, and more jobs for construction workers who need them." In his State of the Union address the President proposed to help manufacturers eliminate energy waste in their factories and give businesses incentives to upgrade their buildings.

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Blog Post | January 23, 2012

ACEEE Begins to Explore Tax Reform as It Might Relate to Energy Efficiency

ACEEE is preparing a series of working papers on how energy efficiency issues might be addressed as part of tax reform. We call them working papers because we are soliciting feedback and comments on these drafts so that our analyses and proposals can be refined. We plan to release final versions of these papers as part of a larger report later this year. We also welcome feedback on additional tax-related topics touching energy efficiency that might be useful to address.

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Blog Post | January 18, 2012
Blog Post | January 17, 2012

The State of the States: Energy Efficiency Policy in 2011

As our Executive Director Steven Nadel pointed out in a recent blog post, energy efficiency had mixed success in 2011. At the state level, however, we saw some nice improvements, many of which were reflected in our 2011 State Energy Efficiency Scorecard report.

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Press Release | January 12, 2012

ACEEE Report: U.S. Better Off “Thinking Big” about Energy Efficiency Instead of Focusing First on Development of New Energy Sources

Listen to the streaming audio file recording of this news event (mp3) HERE

How Lack of Emphasis on Major Energy Efficiency Investments Leaves “3 Jokers in the U.S. Economic Deck”; Slashing Energy Use 60% Could Generate 2 Million Jobs & Save the Equivalent of $2600 Per Household Annually. 

 

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Press Release | January 11, 2012

ACEEE Report to Show Why U.S. Should Switch to “Think Big” Approach for Energy Efficiency

While Consumers and Policymakers Dwell on Individual-Level Decisions About Small Energy Efficiency, Little Attention Is Paid to Potential for Huge Energy Savings from Systems, Industrial Processes, and Infrastructure Improvements.

 

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Press Release | January 10, 2012

Report Examines How Energy Behavior Programs Can Help Build an Energy-Efficient Culture in the Workplace

Programs Examined Include Measures Taken by the House of Representatives and the Empire State Building

 

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