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Press Release | February 2, 2004

President's Budget Fuels Natural Gas Crisis

WASHINGTON, D.C. — The American Council for an Energy-Efficient Economy (ACEEE) today expressed deep disappointment in the U.S. Department of Energy's (DOE) funding cuts for energy efficiency. Core efficiency research and development funding, outside of grant programs, fell by $88 million, or 14% compared to the FY 2004 level.

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Press Release | January 29, 2004

Budget Release Will Test Administration Response to CEOs' Call to Action on Natural Gas Crisis

WASHINGTON, D.C. — The American Council for an Energy-Efficient Economy (ACEEE) joined industrial leaders today in calling for significant new federal action on energy efficiency. A January 20 letter from 11 chemical industry CEOs challenged President Bush and leaders of Congress to address the unfolding crisis in our nation's "go-to" energy source—natural gas.

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Blog Post | January 2, 2004

Energy Efficiency: The Best Medicine for High Gas Bills

Natural gas is coming into sharp focus as the nation's #1 energy policy issue. While electricity was on the front page during the 2000-2001 California crisis and the August 2003 blackout, electricity prices now are mostly stable. Oil prices, while they rose somewhat during the Iraq war, have not generated the economic disaster they did in the 1970s. But natural gas prices have risen to record levels, and show signs of staying high for years to come.

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Press Release | December 11, 2003

While Feds Falter, States Forge Ahead: Energy Efficiency Innovation At the State Level

WASHINGTON, D.C. — States can take important leadership roles on the nation's energy problems, according to a new report released today by the American Council for an Energy-Efficient Economy (ACEEE). As Congress struggles to pass an energy bill that fails to meet one-quarter of its efficiency potential, many states continue to push forward with innovative and effective energy efficiency efforts.

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Press Release | December 9, 2003

Fast Help for Soaring Gas Prices: Profiles of America's Best Natural Gas Energy Efficiency Programs

Washington, D.C. — In the midst of a growing natural gas crisis, the American Council for an Energy-Efficient Economy (ACEEE) today released Responding to the Natural Gas Crisis: America's Best Natural Gas Energy Efficiency Programs, which profiles over 30 examples of outstanding natural gas energy efficiency programs from around the nation. Dr.

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Press Release | December 3, 2003

Energy Efficiency and Renewable Energy Can Cut Natural Gas Prices Quickly and Cost-Effectively: Consumers Would Save $103 Billion From a $7 Billion Public Investment

WASHINGTON, D.C. — Policies designed to spur new investments in energy efficiency and renewable energy generation could begin lowering natural gas prices immediately and help consumers save money, according to Natural Gas Price Effects of Energy Efficiency and Renewable Energy Practices and Policies, a study prepared by the American Council for an Energy-Efficient Economy (ACEEE) and released today.

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Press Release | September 30, 2003

ACEEE Commends Speaker's Natural Gas Task Force for Including Energy Efficiency in Recommendations

Washington, D.C. — Energy efficiency was identified as a key component in a balanced strategy to respond to natural gas market price concerns in the recommendations offered in the report by the Speaker's Task Force for Affordable Natural Gas released this morning by Speaker of the House Dennis Hastert.

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Press Release | September 24, 2003

National Study Shows Energy Efficiency and Renewable Energy Can Provide Fast Relief From High Natural Gas Prices

Washington, D.C. — New investments in energy efficiency and renewable energy generation would lower natural gas prices rapidly and help retain manufacturing jobs, a national study prepared by the American Council for an Energy-Efficient Economy (ACEEE) shows. The study, Impacts of Energy Efficiency and Renewable Energy on Natural Gas Markets, was commissioned by the Energy Foundation to determine whether increased use of efficiency and renewables would reduce demand for and prices of natural gas.

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Press Release | September 23, 2003

Congress and the President Urged to Take Stronger Steps on Natural Gas and Electricity Problems

Washington, D.C. — As Congress begins conference discussions on the first major energy bill since 1992, the disturbing trend in higher natural gas prices and the latest power blackout call for bolder federal action to address these serious problems. The American Council for an Energy-Efficient Economy (ACEEE) urges Congress and the President to take stronger steps, in and beyond the energy bill now in conference, to use energy efficiency as a "first responder" in meeting these challenges.

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Blog Post | September 14, 2003

The Energy Crisis Trifecta

For most of 2003, the hot national energy issue was the high prices and tight supplies for natural gas. Secretary of Energy Spencer Abraham held a Natural Gas Summit on June 26, and has since launched the Smart Energy Campaign to encourage consumer action on energy efficiency and conservation.

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