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Blog Post | September 26, 2011

Austin Becomes Energy Efficiency Aware (While Keeping the City Weird)

Policies to improve the energy use information available to building owners, operators, buyers, and tenants have proliferated in the past few years.  The City of Austin, Texas and its municipal electric utility, Austin Energy, have been leaders in these information policies.

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Press Release | September 20, 2011

Study: Energy Efficiency Loan Financing Proving to be a Low Risk Investment with Large-Scale Potential

Energy Efficiency Loan Programs Default Rates Range from 0–3% and Remained Largely Unchanged During Housing Bubble Collapse

 

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Press Release | August 26, 2011

New Refrigerator Standards the “Coolest Yet”

DOE Standards Will Cut Energy Usage by 25 Percent

 

New Department of Energy efficiency standards will cut the energy use of most new refrigerators by 25 percent and help save consumers money, create jobs, reduce pollution and spur innovation and investment, according to consumer, environment and energy efficiency groups.

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Blog Post | July 19, 2011

Energy Conservation Ordinances Help Berkeley to Reduce Residential Energy Costs

As we have featured over the past year, local governments have many policy levers available to pull in order to improve energy efficiency—not only in their own operations, but also throughout their

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Blog Post | June 9, 2011

Chicago Program Lights a Path Forward for Energy Savings in Multifamily Buildings

Multifamily housing is often seen as one of the most difficult markets to serve for energy retrofits.

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Blog Post | May 25, 2011

State by State, Appliance Standards Save Money, Create Jobs, and Protect the Environment

Since the 1980s, energy efficiency appliance standards have been saving consumers money and creating jobs throughout the U.S. These standards translate into savings when new, energy-efficient equipment is purchased, reducing utility bills for consumers and businesses.

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Blog Post | April 22, 2011

Six Simple Energy Saving Tips to Celebrate Earth Day

In honor of this year’s Earth Day theme: “A Billion Acts of Green,” ACEEE suggests six energy-saving tips that will not only help consumers create less pollution, but also help them save money. With many wondering what steps they can take to lessen their environmental impact, energy efficiency measures represent an often easy, immediate, and cost-effective way to take action.

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Blog Post | April 8, 2011

Location Efficiency: The Energy Efficiency Opportunity of “Where” Is Here

How does where we build our homes, businesses, and transportation infrastructure impact our energy use?  A recent U.S. Environmental Protection Agency report  attempts to tackle just that question. The report analyzes the energy use associated with different housing and neighborhood types. It also serves as a concise and readable primer on research related to the energy implications of “location efficiency.”

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Press Release | March 16, 2011

Bipartisan Efforts in 2005 Energy Bill Led to Significant Energy Efficiency Gains

Analysis of 2005 Energy Policy Act Shows Markets Transformed and Doors Opened to Further Legislation

 

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Press Release | January 26, 2011

Appliance and Equipment Standards: A Money Maker and Job Creator

Washington, D.C. —  National appliance energy efficiency standards for common household and business products generated about 340,000 jobs in 2010, or 0.2% of the nation’s jobs, according to a report released today by the American Council for an Energy-Efficient Economy (ACEEE) and the Appliance Standards Awareness Project (ASAP).

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