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January 2013

Blog Post | January 31, 2013

Lost Savings from Obama’s Delay on New Energy-Saving Standards Is $3.7 Billion and Counting

In his Inaugural Speech last week, President Obama described action to limit climate change as both a moral imperative and smart economic policy. Calling for American leadership, he said, “We cannot cede to other nations the technology that will power new jobs and new industries—we must claim its promise.”

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Blog Post | January 17, 2013

Tapping the Abundant Reserves of Domestic Energy Efficiency Through Innovative Programs

The impact that hydraulic fracturing, or fracking, has had on the energy picture in the U.S. has been profound. Natural gas prices have plummeted. Supplies have increased sharply. The long-term outlook for natural gas is a radical departure from historic trends, with apparently abundant supplies and low costs forecast, rather than scarcity and high prices. It’s no wonder that natural gas fracking has overshadowed almost all other energy news of the past year.

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Blog Post | January 15, 2013

Why DOE's Cave on Furnace Standards Is Such a Big Deal

In a dose of bad news yesterday, the [no-glossary]U.S. Department of Energy (DOE)[/no-glossary] proposed to settle a lawsuit brought by the American Public Gas Association (APGA) that seeks to roll back gas [no-glossary]furnace[/no-glossary] efficiency standards. As a result, the new standards, completed in 2011 and slated to take effect this May, would be eliminated in favor of yet another round of DOE hearings and studies. The losers: consumers and the environment.

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Blog Post | January 10, 2013

Efficiency Tax Credits Are Back Just in Time

Just in time for tax season, Congress has given American homeowners and businesses a chance to keep a little more of their hard-earned money. Late on January 1, 2013, the “fiscal cliff showdown” ended with the House passing a bill to avert income tax increases for Americans and large cuts in spending for government programs.

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Press Release | January 9, 2013

New Report Reveals How Next Generation Energy Efficiency Programs Can Help Utilities Achieve High Energy Savings

Washington, D.C.—New technologies and innovative program designs are combining to create the next generation of energy efficiency programs that can meet the aggressive saving targets being set by many states, finds a new report.

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