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Press Release | February 7, 2005

President's Energy Efficiency Budget Backs Away From His Policy Goals

WASHINGTON, D.C. — The American Council for an Energy-Efficient Economy (ACEEE) today expressed disappointment with the U.S. Department of Energy's (DOE) continued funding cuts for energy efficiency in its FY 2006 budget request. Energy efficiency funding fell by about $20 million, or more than 2%, compared to the FY 2005 level. Since FY 2002, DOE research and development spending on efficiency has fallen by $50 million. Corrected for inflation, this represents a 15% drop in federal support for energy efficiency.

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Press Release | January 24, 2005

ACEEE Advises Senate on Energy Efficiency and Natural Gas Policy

WASHINGTON, D.C. — American Council for an Energy-Efficient Economy (ACEEE) Executive Director Steven Nadel presented recommendations on the critical role that energy efficiency should play in natural gas policy at the Senate Energy and Natural Resources Committee natural gas policy conference today. ACEEE's recommendations are based on comments provided to Chairman Pete Domenici (R-NM) on January 7. This filing can be found at: http://aceee.org/energy/natlgas.htm.

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Press Release | January 18, 2005

Midwest Region Hit Hard by Natural Gas Prices: Energy Efficiency Policies Needed New Study Shows Programs Could Save Midwest Consumers Billions of Dollars.

WASHINGTON, D.C. — According to a new study released today by the American Council for an Energy-Efficient Economy (ACEEE), investment in a modestly aggressive energy efficiency campaign could produce billions of dollars in annual net cost savings for residential, commercial, and industrial customers in the Midwest.

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Press Release | January 11, 2005

ACEEE Will Advise Senate Energy Committee on Critical Role of Energy Efficiency in Natural Gas Policy

WASHINGTON, D.C. — The American Council for an Energy-Efficient Economy (ACEEE) will present recommendations on the critical role that energy efficiency should play in natural gas policy at the Senate Energy and Natural Resources Committee natural gas policy conference to be held on January 24. ACEEE's recommendations will expand upon comments provided to Chairman Domenici (R-NM) last Friday. This filing can be found at: http://aceee.org/energy/natlgas.htm.

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Press Release | January 3, 2005

ACEEE Supports Balanced Natural Gas Policy Initiative

WASHINGTON, D.C. — The American Council for an Energy-Efficient Economy (ACEEE) joined with a diverse group of business, consumer, and environmental organizations today in supporting a new and balanced initiative for a U.S. natural gas energy policy. Said ACEEE's Executive Director Steven Nadel: "This thoughtful initiative, using energy efficiency as the leading component of a three-pronged approach, offers the nation a new pathway to efficient use and affordable supplies of natural gas. We urge the new Congress to take note, and build a natural gas bill on these principles."

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Press Release | October 28, 2004

Top 5 "Musts" for Consumers to Cut Winter Heating Bills

WASHINGTON, D.C. — Consumers can do more than hope for mild weather this winter as they watch heating oil and natural gas prices hit record highs. They can take actions that will reduce their bills and offset soaring energy prices. The American Council for an Energy-Efficient Economy (ACEEE) offers 5 practical steps for consumers to take right now at little or no cost:

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Blog Post | October 5, 2004

Tight Energy Markets Make the Case for Efficiency

Over the last two years, leaders in the energy policy and energy-consuming communities have grown increasingly concerned about rising and volatile natural gas and oil prices.

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Press Release | September 28, 2004

Oil Prices: A Warning of Energy Storms on the Horizon

WASHINGTON, D.C. — With oil prices spiking to almost a record $50 per barrel yesterday, the public has received another reminder of energy challenges confronting the United States. Pump prices for gasoline are again on the rise, heating oil prices are at record levels, and natural gas and electricity prices are poised to increase again. These price increases and the higher energy bills that result will put further pressure on the economy, imperiling the recovery.

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Press Release | August 23, 2004

How Far Can Efficiency Take Us? ACEEE Offers Answers

PACIFIC GROVE, CALIFORNIA — With increasing prices for oil, natural gas, coal, and electricity beginning to slow the economic recovery, energy efficiency offers the only near-term option to decrease energy bills by reducing both consumption and prices. To help policymakers gauge efficiency's prospective contribution to energy and economic policy, the American Council for an Energy-Efficient Economy (ACEEE) released a new paper today that assesses the size of the energy efficiency potential in the United States.

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Blog Post | May 3, 2004

States Strive to Fill the "Efficiency Gap"

With federal leadership faltering, states are showing the way for energy efficiency policy. Congress seems unable to pass a comprehensive energy bill with robust efficiency policies. The Administration is eroding funding support for many core energy efficiency programs. Meanwhile:

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