Archive

September 2019

Press Release | October 1, 2019

50-State Scorecard Reveals States Are Ramping Up Clean Energy

States push building codes, appliance standards; MD improves most; NY joins MA, CA, RI, VT in Top 5

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Blog Post | September 26, 2019

Putting a price on carbon is not easy; energy efficiency can help

Carbon pricing has gained ground worldwide but has also drawn increased pushback in recent years, becoming a political issue, as illustrated in the current Canadian election. To accelerate its success, more evaluations are needed to understand the economic impacts of existing policies and the promising role of energy efficiency.

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Blog Post | September 24, 2019

Report and webinar: US states lead on energy efficiency in 2019

As we head into the final stretch of 2019, clear leaders have emerged in this year’s race to slash energy waste in pursuit of a clean energy future. From coast to coast, US states have been setting the pace on everything from appliance standards to reducing vehicle emissions to saving energy in the buildings sector.

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Blog Post | September 23, 2019

Efficiency makes clean energy cost-competitive with new gas power plants

Clean energy, including wind, solar, storage, energy efficiency, and demand flexibility, has reached an economic tipping point and is now cost-competitive with natural gas power generation, according to a new study by the Rocky Mountain Institute (RMI). Dig into the report’s findings, and you’ll see that energy efficiency and demand flexibility play an outsized role.

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Press Release | September 18, 2019

US Government Takes Sledgehammer to Clean Car Rules

Washington, DC — In another major setback for US climate policy, President Trump tweeted today that his administration is revoking California’s waiver to set stricter vehicle emissions standards that more than a dozen other states have adopted. For half a century, through eight prior US administrations, California’s standards have led the nation’s push for cleaner cars and light trucks.

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Press Release | September 17, 2019

Energy Efficiency Can Slash Emissions and Get US Halfway to Climate Goals

Washington DC — As international leaders gather next week to discuss climate action during Climate Week NYC, new research shows that energy efficiency can slash US energy use and greenhouse gas emissions by 50% by 2050 and get the United States halfway toward its climate goals.

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Blog Post | September 16, 2019

The future of energy policy: A conversation with BECC keynote speaker Phil Sharp

At a time of partisan bickering and talk about the Green New Deal, the politics around energy and climate change can be difficult to navigate. Still, policy change at the federal and state levels has never been more crucial for protecting our environment.

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Blog Post | September 10, 2019

Missed Opportunity: Few utilities fully integrate energy efficiency and demand response

In a large missed opportunity to boost power grid flexibility and benefit customers, relatively few US utilities have programs that fully integrate energy efficiency and demand response, according to ACEEE’s robust review of 44 utility filings.

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Blog Post | September 9, 2019

US cities adopt stricter building energy codes

As US cities ramp up their clean energy efforts, stricter building energy codes are some of their biggest success stories. In fact, 30 cities have taken steps to reduce energy waste in buildings by improving these codes, according to the newly released 2019 City Clean Energy Scorecard.

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Blog Post | September 9, 2019

Listen up, 2020 candidates: Energy affordability is a major problem

As 2020 candidates craft their campaign platforms, new data show that energy affordability is a major problem in the United States. In fact, about one-fourth of all Americans and more than two-thirds of low-income households live with a high energy burden.

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