New National Study Shows Efficiency and Renewables Can Provide Immediate Relief From High Natural Gas Prices
Washington, D.C. — New investments in energy efficiency and renewable energy generation could begin lowering natural gas prices immediately and help retain manufacturing jobs, a study prepared by the American Council for an Energy-Efficient Economy (ACEEE) released today shows. The Energy Foundation (EF) commissioned ACEEE to prepare the study, Impacts of Energy Efficiency and Renewable Energy on Natural Gas Markets, to determine whether efficiency and renewables would produce significant price reductions and cost savings by reducing demand for natural gas.
WASHINGTON, D.C. — As Secretary of Energy Spencer Abraham hosts today's Natural Gas Summit to address an emerging crisis in natural gas supply and prices, the American Council for an Energy-Efficient Economy (ACEEE) urges the Administration and Congress to fully deploy energy efficiency and conservation as front-line weapons in combating the natural gas problem. An ACEEE white paper on the role of energy efficiency is available online at http://www.aceee.org/sector/national-policynatlgas.htm.
WASHINGTON, D.C. — Testifying before the House Subcommittee on Energy and Minerals yesterday, Bill Prindle, Deputy Director for the American Council for an Energy-Efficient Economy (ACEEE), said that energy efficiency and conservation are the nation's best near-term response to looming crises in natural gas supply and prices. The testimony is available online at http://aceee.org/energy/natlgas.htm.
WASHINGTON, D.C. — Federal Reserve Chairman Alan Greenspan's testimony today before the House Energy and Commerce Committee, while a reasoned analysis of the U.S. natural gas problem, overlooks half of the solution. He aptly described the emerging crisis in the U.S. gas supply and price situation; this situation calls for substantial action in the coming months to head off a crisis that could seriously damage the U.S. economy. But Greenspan spoke only about longer-term options for increasing natural gas supply.
Skyrocketing Natural Gas Prices to Increase Home Heating Bills: Energy Efficiency "Insurance" Provides Immediate and Long-Term Relief
WASHINGTON, D.C. — This winter's huge price increases for natural gas are hitting American consumers with higher heating bills, and may set back the nation's economic recovery. The American Council for an Energy-Efficient Economy (ACEEE) offers consumers and Congress practical energy efficiency options that can help consumers reduce their bills and put the nation on a more secure energy footing.
Take the Chill Out of High Heating Bills: Current Lists of Most Efficient Heating Equipment Now Available
Washington, D.C. — Prices for natural gas and heating oil are up 50% or more in many parts of the United States. While the price of fuel is out of the hands of consumers, there are steps consumers can take to reduce their bills by conserving energy and reducing fuel consumption.