Financial Incentives for Energy Efficiency

Blog Post | March 27, 2008

Federal Legislative Update: Congress Continues to Address Energy Issues

Congress continues to make headway on two major pieces of legislation—energy efficiency tax incentives and climate change legislation—in this election year. Action on extending the tax incentives has passed the House and is under consideration in the Senate, which makes extension legislation possible in 2008. However, the picture for passage of climate change legislation is murkier.

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Press Release | August 8, 2007
Press Release | June 5, 2007

ACEEE "Rates the States" in the New Energy Efficiency Scorecard

Washington, D.C. — The American Council for an Energy-Efficient Economy (ACEEE) today released a comprehensive ranking of state-level energy efficiency policies. The State Energy Efficiency Scorecard for 2006 graded each state and the District of Columbia on actions they have taken in the race to adopt energy efficiency policies, programs, and technologies.

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Blog Post | March 28, 2007

Congress Takes a New Look at Efficiency

With new leadership in both houses for the first time in 12 years, members and committees have been actively exploring new energy policy ideas, including many on energy efficiency. A few highlights from the first three months:

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Blog Post | January 7, 2007

Energy Efficiency Legislation May Get Second Wind in Wake of Election

The results of November's election will increase the chances of new energy efficiency legislation in 2007. Public opinion polls show voters concerned about rising U.S. dependence on imported energy and about global warming. Even President Bush is reportedly thinking of addressing these problems in his State-of-the-Union address later this month. The incoming Congressional leadership has pledged to do more to advance efficiency and renewables than was accomplished in the last Congress.

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