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Press Release | July 18, 2018

Rural Households Spend Much More of Their Income on Energy Bills than Others

Hardest-hit groups are low-income households and those in the East and Southeast; energy efficiency can help

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Blog Post | July 12, 2018

EPA gives glider manufacturers a free pass at the expense of the American public

Just hours before Administrator Scott Pruitt’s departure on Friday, the US Environmental Protection Agency reportedly widened a loophole for manufacturers of high-polluting glider trucks — new tractor trucks with old engines. Starting immediately, the EPA will not enforce a per-manufacturer annual production cap of 300 gliders that do not meet current emissions standards. Although the cap went into effect at the beginning of this year, the EPA plans to ignore and eventually repeal it.

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Blog Post | July 11, 2018

Going green: Switching from oil or propane to electric heat can often save money

To achieve the common and ambitious worldwide goal of reducing greenhouse gas emissions 80% or more by 2050, analyses find that consumers and businesses will need to use a combination of energy efficiency and carbon-free electricity (e.g., electricity from renewable resources, nuclear) or low-carbon electricity (efficient fossil fuel use with carbon capture and storage) for transportation, space heating, and water heating (see here and here

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Press Release | July 2, 2018

New Tools Empower Consumers to Make Smart Product Choices

Washington, DC — Want to buy great, energy-saving products but not sure which ones? To help consumers make energy-smart choices, the American Council for an Energy-Efficient Economy (ACEEE) and Enervee are partnering to give shoppers new tools. These free resources combine ACEEE’s efficiency expertise with Enervee’s data, analytics, and marketing capabilities to make it easier for consumers to find quality products that reduce their energy bills.

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Press Release | June 26, 2018

World Energy Rankings Suggest Countries Need Energy Efficiency to Meet Paris Goals

Italy and Germany place first, US loses ground, Mexico improves

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Blog Post | June 20, 2018

Our rural initiative aims to jumpstart rural America’s untapped potential for energy

Saving energy saves money everywhere — in cities, suburbs, small towns, and remote, sparsely populated areas. But for those living in the 75% of the United States considered to be rural, energy efficiency programs can be hard to come by. That is why ACEEE is launching a new rural research initiative, aimed at understanding the unique energy efficiency needs of those living in sparsely populated areas and finding solutions to the challenges they face.

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Blog Post | June 19, 2018

Tune in to the 2018 World Cup of Energy Efficiency!

As the world remains fixated on one of the most-anticipated sporting events of the year, ACEEE will release the results of its own World Cup. Will Germany defend its 2014 World Cup title and its 2016 International Energy Efficiency Scorecard triumph? The wait is almost over.

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Blog Post | June 13, 2018

Cities are laying the foundation for a robust and equitable energy efficiency workforce

As US cities push forward to meet their clean energy goals, they will need a strong, capable energy efficiency workforce to make critical energy-saving upgrades and investments. Our new report, Through the Local Government Lens: Developing the Energy Efficiency Workforce, shows how cities can take an active role in growing the workforce and extend its benefits to underserved communities.

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Blog Post | June 12, 2018

Car Buyers Rank Fuel Economy as a Top Priority

The Trump administration is expected to propose any day a rollback of greenhouse gas and fuel economy standards, based partly on the notion that Americans are not interested in efficient vehicles.

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Blog Post | June 5, 2018

Program administrators can stay ahead of the curve with high-efficiency air conditioners

With as many as four billion additional air conditioning units expected to be in use by 2050, the value of highly efficient air conditioners will only increase over the next few decades. The International Energy Agency (IEA) recently predicted that as power plants generate more electricity for these units, greenhouse gas emissions could nearly double from 1.25 billion tons in 2016 to 2.28 billion tons in 2050.

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