April 2013

Blog Post | April 24, 2013

ACEEE in Four Places at Once

As many regular readers of our reports and blog posts know, for the past decade ACEEE has increasingly been working on energy efficiency policy at the state level, working with local allies to encourage the development and implementation of best-practice energy efficiency policies.  Our focus on states was brought home to us when we realized that our nation-trotting staff were testifying or conducting field work in four different states early this week.

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Blog Post | April 18, 2013

The Energy Savings and Industrial Competitiveness Act of 2013 Lights a Path Forward for Energy Efficiency

Today Senators Jeanne Shaheen (D-NH) and Rob Portman (R-OH) released The Energy Savings and Industrial Competitiveness Act of 2013, a new energy efficiency-based bill. The bill will take up portions of a previously introduced bill, The Energy Savings and Industrial Competitiveness Act of 2011 (S.

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Blog Post | April 15, 2013

Administration Commits to Manufacturing in Budget Request—Still Awaiting Details

The manufacturing sector is critically important to the U.S. economy, and this is reflected in the Obama administration’s FY 2014 budget request. The $365 million request for industrial energy efficiency through DOE’s Advanced Manufacturing Office (AMO) shows a strong commitment to manufacturing.

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Blog Post | April 4, 2013

Steps Toward International Alignment of Heavy-Duty Vehicle Efficiency Standards

Freight movement is among the fastest growing energy uses in the world, yet fuel efficiency and greenhouse gas emissions standards for the heavy-duty vehicles that move freight are still in their infancy.

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