In addition to Maryland, many other states are also working on new energy efficiency policies. From New Mexico to Minnesota, from Michigan, Ohio, and Pennsylvania to Massachusetts, legislatures are moving an array of energy policy bills.
Alliance to Save Energy, American Council for an Energy-Efficient Economy, and Energy Future Coalition Announce Support for Duke Energy's Energy Efficiency Initiative
Washington, D.C. — The Alliance to Save Energy (Alliance), the American Council for an Energy-Efficient Economy (ACEEE), and the Energy Future Coalition reached an agreement with Duke Energy to expand its energy efficiency programs, including a more aggressive energy savings target.
More and more governors, state legislators, and state agencies across the nation are turning to energy efficiency as the "first fuel" in the race for clean energy. In our recent travels, we've seen governors new and old talk about efficiency with passion and without notes, telling us this is a core concern, not a second-tier issue. Legislators are ramping up resource commitments, and utility commissions are pushing utilities harder than ever to increase efficiency investments. Highlights of recent state action include:
Transformer Manufacturer Announces Support for Efficiency Standard Boosting Proposal Being Considered by the U.S. Department of Energy
Washington, D.C. — A consortium of electric utilities and environmental and energy efficiency organizations is hailing the announcement last week by transformer manufacturer ABB to endorse new efficiency standards proposed by the consortium for the nation's approximately 41 million electric distribution transformers.
Utilities, Efficiency and Environmental Groups Join to Propose New Efficiency Standard for Electric Transformers
Washington, D.C. — The nation's investor- and municipally owned electric utilities, in another indication of energy efficiency's growing value to America's economy, today joined with environmental and energy efficiency organizations to recommend significantly higher efficiency standards for the estimated 41 million distribution transformers now serving the electricity system.