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April 2012

Blog Post | April 26, 2012

USDOE Advanced Manufacturing Office (AMO) Survives House Appropriations Intact

Supporters of industrial energy efficiency and combined heat & power (CHP) can breathe a sigh of relief, and might be allowed some guarded optimism as a result of the recent FY2013 appropriations mark-up by the House Energy and Water Appropriations Subcommittee (E&W) that was approved by the Committee on Appropriations Wednesday, April 25.

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Blog Post | April 19, 2012

Lonely Pets, User-Centered Design, and Utility Demand-Side Management

Recently I spoke at the 2012 E Source Utility Customer Experience Conference in Charlotte, where I was invited to talk about user-centered design and the role of ethnography in helping utilities design programs to more effectively reach their customers and change their energy use behaviors.

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Blog Post | April 12, 2012

Are Energy Efficiency Investments Being Discouraged by the Way the Federal Tax Code Treats Depreciation?

Is it possible that something as mundane as the treatment of depreciation by the federal tax code could be negatively impacting investments in energy efficiency? That is the question ACEEE attempts to answer in the new white paper, Depreciation: Impacts of Tax Policy.

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