PACIFIC GROVE, CALIFORNIA — The American Council for an Energy-Efficient Economy (ACEEE) presented four Champion of Energy Efficiency Awards at its biennial conference, the Summer Study on Energy Efficiency in Buildings. These awards recognize leadership and accomplishment in the energy efficiency field. Winners are selected based on demonstrated excellence in program implementation, research and development, energy policy, private sector initiatives, or international initiatives. The winners for 2006 are:
In 1980, the U.S. launched the EnergyGuide labeling program for certain home appliances and energy-using equipment. The program was designed to address two legislated goals: to improve energy efficiency and to assist consumers in making purchase decisions. Over its first twenty years, the labeling program and the label design were not subject to any systematic evaluation. However, through small-scale studies and anecdotal evidence, prior researchers have found that the U.S. label has not lived up to its legislative mandate.
Tax Incentive Coalition Launches Web Site to Help Consumers and Businesses Save With New Energy Efficiency Tax Credits
Washington, D.C. — A new Web site from the Tax Incentives Assistance Project (TIAP) aims to help individuals and businesses cut their federal tax bills and their energy bills in 2006 and 2007 by becoming more energy efficient. Launched today, www.energytaxincentives.org provides information on valuable new federal income tax incentives in the Energy Policy Act of 2005 (EPAct).
Midwest Region Hit Hard by Natural Gas Prices: Energy Efficiency Policies Needed New Study Shows Programs Could Save Midwest Consumers Billions of Dollars.
WASHINGTON, D.C. — According to a new study released today by the American Council for an Energy-Efficient Economy (ACEEE), investment in a modestly aggressive energy efficiency campaign could produce billions of dollars in annual net cost savings for residential, commercial, and industrial customers in the Midwest.