February 2013

Blog Post | February 26, 2013

Potential Directions for Federal Energy Efficiency Legislation

Today I have the privilege of testifying before the House Energy and Commerce Committee. My hope is that this is the beginning of a discussion that will lead to federal energy efficiency legislation later this year.

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Blog Post | February 18, 2013

Americans Invest Big in Energy Efficiency

It turns out that the U.S. embraces energy efficiency in a big way. According to a new report we released today, ACEEE estimates that in 2010 (the latest year for which data is available) $479–670 billion was spent in the U.S.

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Blog Post | February 15, 2013

Capitalizing on Where Water and Energy Meet

Cross-posted from the blog of the U.S. Green Building Council, Northern California Chapter

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Blog Post | February 13, 2013

President Obama’s Commitment Lights the Way to a Cheaper, Cleaner Energy Future

Last night during his State of the Union address President Obama embraced a variety of policy proposals including several addressing energy efficiency. Most importantly for energy efficiency, the President issued “a new goal for America: let’s cut in half the energy wasted by our homes and businesses over the next twenty years.” By supporting energy efficiency, the President has made a smart investment that will pay off immediately and down the line for future generations.

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Blog Post | February 12, 2013

The Return of American Manufacturing

There’s been a lot of talk lately about the resurgence of manufacturing in America. Whether you call it reshoring, backshoring, or insourcing, manufacturing companies have been bringing product manufacturing back to the U.S. from overseas, when just a few years ago it was taken for granted that U.S. manufacturing was in an inexorable decline.

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Blog Post | February 6, 2013

New Report Finds Utilities Don't Need a Free Lunch, a Cup of Coffee Will Do

Energy efficiency is good for the environment, electric reliability, and customers’ pocketbooks, and yet some utilities continue to balk. A new report on decoupling shows that utilities can collect revenues lost due to energy efficiency measures without harming customers. First, a bit of background is helpful….

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Press Release | February 6, 2013

Tax Reforms Could Save Energy, Create Jobs, and Pay for Themselves

Washington, D.C.—Tax reform will provide Congress with many opportunities to promote energy efficiency and remove barriers through the tax code, according to Tax Reforms to Advance Energy Efficiency, a new report issued today by the American Council for an Energy-Efficient Economy (ACEEE). The report looks at several major changes to the tax code.

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