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Press Release | February 5, 2007

New Study Shows How Florida Can Meet Half of Future Energy Needs With Efficiency and Renewables

Tallahassee, Florida — A major new study released today shows that a combination of energy efficiency and renewable energy can reduce Florida’s future electricity needs by almost half (45%) over the next 15 years.

The study shows that implementing energy efficiency policies alone, such as efficient windows, compact fluorescent light bulbs, and ENERGY STAR® appliances, can almost offset the future growth in electric demand.

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Press Release | November 8, 2006

Energy Efficiency Legislation May Get Second Wind in Wake of Election

WASHINGTON, D.C. — The results of yesterday's election will increase the chances of new energy legislation in 2007, predicts the American Council for an Energy-Efficient Economy (ACEEE), a Washington D.C.-based energy think tank. "The new House leadership will advance energy policies that did not get airtime in the last Congress, and some of these have shown support in the Senate. We could therefore see progress on key energy efficiency issues that have not moved in the past," said ACEEE Executive Director Steven Nadel.

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Press Release | June 22, 2006

ACEEE’s Nadel Calls for Focusing on a Few Big Items at Senate Energy Efficiency Hearing

Washington, D.C. — The U.S. Senate Energy and Natural Resources Committee today focused on energy efficiency by hosting a hearing on a bill—introduced by Senator Jeff Bingaman (D-NM) and a bipartisan group of ten other Senators—called the Enhanced Energy Security Act (S. 2747).

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Press Release | April 11, 2006

Energy Efficiency Can Loosen America's Energy Straitjacket

Washington, D.C. — Runaway energy demand is outstripping markets’ ability to deliver, binding America in an “energy straitjacket,” according to the American Council for an Energy-Efficient Economy (ACEEE). ACEEE today released a new report, America’s Energy Straitjacket, which finds that the resulting high energy prices show no early prospects for relief, spurring inflation and threatening economic growth.

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Press Release | March 9, 2006

Efficiency Resource Standards: The Next Big Bang for Energy Policy

Washington, D.C. — An Energy Efficiency Resource Standard (EERS) could save as much energy as improving U.S. vehicles’ fuel economy to 40 mpg, according to a report issued today by the American Council for an Energy-Efficient Economy (ACEEE).

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Press Release | July 28, 2005

Conference Energy Bill Misses the Big Targets

WASHINGTON, D.C. — As Congress prepares to vote on the energy bill conference report, the American Council for an Energy-Efficient Economy's (ACEEE) preliminary analysis shows that the conference bill would save substantially less energy than the Senate version and would fall especially short on the key challenge of stemming growth in oil consumption.

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Press Release | April 14, 2005

Weak House Bill Moves Backwards on Energy Savings: ACEEE Report Highlights the Efficiency Gap

Washington, D.C. — Congress began markups on major energy legislation this week in the face of high energy prices threatening the economy and rising oil imports threatening U.S. energy security. According to analysis by the American Council for an Energy-Efficient Economy (ACEEE) in a report released today, Senator Alexander's energy bill (S. 726) would save more than twice the energy as the 2003 conference bill (H.R. 6). H.R. 6 energy savings have been cut even further by committee markups this week, roughly in half relative to ACEEE's original analysis.

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Press Release | March 5, 2003

House Energy Bill Takes Small Steps for Energy Efficiency

WASHINGTON, D.C. — Testimony before the House Energy and Commerce Committee today by the American Council for an Energy-Efficient Economy (ACEEE) said that the energy bill recently introduced in the House contains important energy efficiency provisions, but leaves out much larger measures that are crucial to an effective energy policy.

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Press Release | October 15, 2001

Expand Efficiency Standards to Cover Additional Products

WASHINGTON, D.C. — There is great potential for energy savings if efficiency standards were implemented for additional products. These new standards would save businesses and consumers $75 billion through the year 2020, according to the American Council for an Energy-Efficient Economy (ACEEE), a nonprofit analysis group. In addition, the electricity savings would amount to 5% of projected U.S. residential and commercial sector electricity use in 2020.

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