Major Home Appliance Efficiency Gains to Deliver Huge National Energy and Water Savings and Help to Jump Start the Smart Grid
Washington, D.C. — Home appliance manufacturers and energy efficiency advocates have agreed to improved efficiency standards and tax policies for refrigerators, freezers, clothes washers, clothes dryers, dishwashers and room air conditioners.
Washington, D.C. — Strong new national appliance standards for 26 common household and business products planned during President Obama’s current term could slash total U.S. electricity use by over 1,900 terawatt-hours (1.9 trillion kilowatt-hours) cumulatively by 2030 while saving consumers and businesses over $123 billion, according to a report released today by the American Council for an Energy-Efficient Economy (ACEEE) and the Appliance Standards Awareness Project (ASAP). The new standards also could make a big contribution to U.S.
Washington, D.C. — An efficiency advocate and environmental coalition faulted a new energy efficiency rule issued by the Bush administration today. Although DOE chose the strongest efficiency standards for some types of supermarket refrigerators, it elected to go with weaker standards for several major types, leaving significant energy savings on the table.
ACEEE Calls on U.S. Department of Energy to Act on Problems With Refrigerator Testing Found by Consumer Reports
Washington, D.C. — In its October 2008 issue, Consumer Reports magazine found that two manufacturers produce refrigerators that use substantially more energy than claimed by the manufacturers. Due to misleading tests, these units earn an ENERGY STAR® label, when in fact they do not meet the ENERGY STAR requirements.
Washington, D.C. — The American Council for an Energy-Efficient Economy (ACEEE) today released its analysis of the energy bill passed by the House on August 4. ACEEE's assessment finds that the bill's energy efficiency provisions would reduce U.S. carbon dioxide emissions by 670 million tons, or 8%, in 2030 relative to the current Department of Energy forecast. Combining the best provisions of both the House and Senate bills would yield emissions reductions totaling 1,530 million tons of carbon dioxide, or 19%, in 2030 relative to the forecast.
Coalition Praises DOE for First Step Toward Setting New Energy-Saving Appliance Standards But Proposed Schedule Ignores 2 Key Products Must Be Made Binding
Washington, D.C. — A coalition of energy efficiency advocates praised the U.S.
WASHINGTON, D.C. — The Senate Finance Committee today voted out an energy tax incentive bill that, based on a preliminary by the American Council for an Energy-Efficient Economy (ACEEE) analysis, would save about nine times more energy than the House energy bill tax title passed in April. This increases the Senate energy bill's overall edge in energy savings to nearly 3 to 1 over the House bill. Prior to the addition of the tax title, the Senate bill was already projected to save more than twice as much energy.
WASHINGTON, D.C. — The U.S. Department of Energy (DOE) granted a petition for a new standard for home refrigerators in a letter released yesterday. The petition, submitted by a diverse coalition including state governments, utility companies, consumer and low-income advocacy groups, and environmental and energy efficiency organizations, requested that DOE commence a rulemaking to strengthen an existing national standard.
Consensus Agreement on Commercial Refrigeration Efficiency Standards Reached; Will Reduce U.S. Electricity Use by About 2.3 Billion kWh Annually
WASHINGTON, D.C. — Commercial refrigeration manufacturers and energy efficiency advocates announced today that they have reached an agreement on consensus federal equipment efficiency standards for commercial refrigerators, freezers, and refrigerator freezers used in restaurants, convenience stores, grocery stores, and other commercial buildings that, if enacted by federal regulators or Congress, will avoid the need for 2 new 300 MW power plants. Currently, there are no federal minimum efficiency standards for commercial refrigerators, freezers, and refrigerator freezers.
States Leading the Way With New Energy-Saving Standards: New Report Details 18 New Appliance Efficiency Standards for States
BOSTON, MA and WASHINGTON, D.C. — From light bulbs to ice-makers to "energy vampires," new state-level appliance energy efficiency standards could save consumers and businesses billions of dollars, improve electric system reliability, cut pollution, and ease pressure on high energy prices, according to a report released today by the American Council for an Energy-Efficient Economy (ACEEE) and the Appliance Standards Awareness Project (ASAP).