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.
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.
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.
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.
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.
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.
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.
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.
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.
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.