Energy Efficiency Resource Standards

Press Release | June 18, 2009

Senate Energy Bill Will Spur Substantial Energy Efficiency Savings But Savings Significantly Less Than House Energy Bill

Washington, D.C. — The Senate Energy and Natural Resources Committee reported out the American Clean Energy Leadership Act yesterday, a bill designed to tackle America's energy challenges including increasing energy efficiency.

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Press Release | April 1, 2009

Congress Advances Legislation Promoting Energy Efficiency

Washington, D.C. — Actions yesterday in both the House of Representatives and the Senate advanced proposals to improve energy efficiency policy in the country. In the House, Representatives Henry Waxman (D-CA) and Ed Markey (D-MA) released a “discussion draft” of energy and climate change legislation that contains many energy efficiency provisions.

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Press Release | March 25, 2009

Energy Efficiency Improvements Will Create Thousands of New Jobs While Saving Ohio Billions

COLUMBUS, Ohio — Ohio could save over $19 billion by using energy efficiency strategies that are available right now, says a study released today by the American Council for an Energy-Efficient Economy (ACEEE), an independent, Washington, D.C. nonprofit research group. Ohio could also create more than 32,000 net new jobs by 2025, including well-paying trade and professional jobs needed to design, install, and operate energy efficiency measures.

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Press Release | March 18, 2009

Study Finds National Standard for Energy Efficiency Can Save U.S. Consumers and Businesses Nearly $170 Billion

Washington, D.C. — Energy efficiency initiatives that reward consumers and businesses for reducing electricity and gas usage could result in utility bill savings of $168.6 billion, according to a report released today by the American Council for an Energy-Efficient Economy (ACEEE). That number is 16 percent higher than ACEEE’s previous savings estimate of $144 billion and is based on updated data.

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Press Release | October 7, 2008

Michigan Commits to an Energy-Efficient Electric Future

Washington, D.C. — Yesterday Michigan Governor Jennifer Granholm signed legislation passed last month by the Michigan legislature that sets mandatory energy savings goals for the state's electric and gas utilities. "This legislation represents a significant achievement for Michigan, which has had no utility energy efficiency resource programs since 1995," said ACEEE Utilities Program Director, Dr. Martin Kushler. A 2007 ACEEE study (http://www.aceee.org/research-report/e07x) coauthored by Dr.

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Press Release | April 9, 2008

Maryland Legislation Taps Energy Efficiency As the "First Fuel"

Washington, D.C. — Maryland's legislators gave final approval this week to two landmark energy bills that together aim to reduce the state's energy consumption by 15% by 2015.  The legislation, proposed by Governor Martin O'Malley, sets the stage for Maryland to become a leader in capturing the benefits of energy efficiency. 

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Press Release | December 14, 2007

Senate Energy Bill Will Save Consumers and Businesses At Least $400 Billion

Washington, D.C. — The American Council for an Energy-Efficient Economy (ACEEE) estimates that the energy efficiency portions of the energy bill that passed the Senate last night are more than triple the savings from legislation passed by Congress in 2005, and more than seven times the savings from legislation passed in 1992. These provisions will save U.S. consumers and businesses more than $400 billion dollars between now and 2030, accounting for both energy cost savings and the moderately higher cost of energy-efficient products. These provisions will reduce U.S.

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Press Release | September 20, 2007

ACEEE Recommends Efficiency Policies for Maryland's Electricity Future

Washington, D.C. — A report on energy efficiency policies in Maryland’s electricity future was released today by the American Council for an Energy-Efficient Economy (ACEEE). Faced with record electricity rates, looming power shortages, and the risks of global warming, Maryland’s leadership is grappling with energy policy choices that will affect pocketbooks, quality of life, and the environment far into this century. ACEEE’s report recommends four key efficiency policies that can help make Marylanders’ future electricity service reliable, affordable, and clean.

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Press Release | September 18, 2007

States Hit the Accelerator on Utility Efficiency Targets

Washington, D.C. — States have accelerated their efforts to reduce energy use by setting mandatory energy savings targets for electric and gas utilities. A review released today by the American Council for an Energy-Efficient Economy (ACEEE) found 15 states with such policies in place, up from five states two years ago. These targets, dubbed "Energy Efficiency Resource Standards" (EERS), set long-term targets that ramp up to major savings.

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Press Release | August 8, 2007

House Bill Amps Up Energy Savings

Washington, D.C. — The American Council for an Energy-Efficient Economy (ACEEE) today released its analysis of the energy bill passed by the House on August 4. ACEEE's assessment finds that the bill's energy efficiency provisions would reduce U.S. carbon dioxide emissions by 670 million tons, or 8%, in 2030 relative to the current Department of Energy forecast. Combining the best provisions of both the House and Senate bills would yield emissions reductions totaling 1,530 million tons of carbon dioxide, or 19%, in 2030 relative to the forecast.

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