National Policy

Press Release | November 6, 2001

ACEEE Study on Energy Efficiency Tax Incentives Shows Strong Benefits

WASHINGTON, D.C. — The American Council for an Energy-Efficient Economy (ACEEE) has released a study demonstrating that a federal incentive program composed of $7.3 billion in tax credits for 12 energy efficiency measures would provide economic savings of approximately $190 billion, resulting in benefits 30 times greater than costs to the federal treasury.

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Press Release | November 5, 2001

ACEEE Commends Senator Harkin for Energy Efficiency Provisions in Farm Bill

WASHINGTON, D.C. — The American Council for an Energy-Efficient Economy (ACEEE) commends Senator Tom Harkin (D-IA) and his staff for the inclusion of the Energy Title in his farm bill introduced on November 2, 2001. "We applaud the Senator for recognizing the need to address energy issues in this important sector of our economy, which has received far less attention than it deserves," said Steven Nadel, ACEEE's Executive Director.

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Press Release | October 24, 2001

Private Sector Needs Help to Save Energy-Study Finds Government Role Is Crucial in Achieving Energy Efficiency

WASHINGTON, D.C. — The United States is dealing with concerns about national security and the reliability and high cost of electricity. Expanded energy efficiency efforts would address all three issues. A new report by the American Council for an Energy-Efficient Economy (ACEEE), Can We Just "Rely on the Market" to Provide Energy Efficiency? An Examination of the Role of Private Market Actors in an Era of Electric Utility Restructuring, examines who should provide energy efficiency services.

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Press Release | September 10, 2001

Study Finds U.S. Can Reduce Energy Use 25% and Save Consumers $600 Billion Through Greater Energy Efficiency

WASHINGTON, D.C. — A new study released today finds that the United States could reduce its projected energy use by more than 25 percent and save consumers more than $600 billion over the next two decades simply by adopting nine key energy-efficiency policies. The study, released by the American Council for an Energy-Efficient Economy (ACEEE), identifies nine policies that together could achieve these savings, including:

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Press Release | August 7, 2001

House Energy Bill Does Little to Promote Energy Efficiency; Senate Should Address Gaps

WASHINGTON, D.C. — Despite extensive rhetoric from the President, Vice-President, and House leaders in support of energy efficiency and energy conservation, the energy bill passed by the House does very little to promote energy efficiency.

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Press Release | July 20, 2001

Fuel Economy "Improvements" in House Energy Bill to Increase Oil Consumption Over the Next Decade

WASHINGTON, D.C. — The fuel economy provisions adopted by the House Energy and Commerce Committee on Thursday would result in increased oil consumption by U.S. passenger vehicles in the next decade and would save very little in the following one, according to an analysis by the American Council for an Energy-Efficient Economy.

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Press Release | July 13, 2001

Statement of Steven M. Nadel, Executive Director, American Council for an Energy-Efficient Economy on the "Energy Advancement and Conservation Act of 2001"

WASHINGTON, D.C. — The energy bill approved by a subcommittee of the House Committee on Energy & Commerce on Thursday, July 12, demonstrates an ambivalence toward energy efficiency that is out of step with the American public. While poll after poll has shown strong support for measures that promote more efficient use of energy, the Subcommittee on Energy and Air Quality has written a bill that proclaims: "We're lukewarm on saving energy." The subcommittee has taken a babystep toward improved energy efficiency at a time when the U.S should be taking great strides.

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Press Release | June 12, 2001

President Bush Comes Up Empty on Climate Change Policy

WASHINGTON, D.C. — Today President Bush made his most extensive remarks on global climate change since he assumed office. Unfortunately, according to leading energy efficiency experts, his remarks will do little to address the problem. "Bush's only proposals today were to expand a couple of research initiatives," stated Steven Nadel, Executive Director of the American Council for an Energy-Efficient Economy. "We are glad to hear that President Bush recognizes that climate change is a problem, but now is the time to propose real solutions rather than more research."

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Press Release | May 17, 2001

Bush-Cheney Energy Plan Misses the Mark on Energy Efficiency, Public Interest Group Says

WASHINGTON, D.C. — As President Bush highlights energy efficiency during the release of his new energy plan today, leading energy efficiency experts are finding the Administration's support for energy savings mostly talk and little action. "The Bush-Cheney energy plan contains relatively few concrete proposals that will save energy," stated Howard Geller, former Executive Director of the American Council for an Energy-Efficient Economy (ACEEE).

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Press Release | May 4, 2001

ACEEE's Howard Geller Submits Top-Priority Energy Policy Recommendations in Testimony to Congressional Energy Subcommittee

WASHINGTON, D.C. — On the same day that President Bush announced plans to reduce peak consumption at federal facilities in California by 10 percent, Howard Geller, former Executive Director of the American Council for an Energy-Efficient Economy (ACEEE), called upon the Bush Administration and Congress to act on ACEEE's five-point strategy to make improving energy efficiency a cornerstone of national energy strategy. Geller appeared before the U.S.

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