WASHINGTON, D.C. — The U.S. Department of Agriculture today issued a Notice of Funding Availability (NOFA) of $22.8 million for energy efficiency and renewable energy projects on America's farms and at rural small businesses. Applications are due July 19, 2004. This program, funded under Section 9006 of the 2002 Farm Bill, represents one of the most important new Clean Energy initiatives passed in recent years.
Stationary Fuel Cell Generation Has Great Potential If Obstacles Can Be Overcome: Technology Still Far From Widespread Commercialization
Washington, D.C. — Fuel cells have been promoted as the next technological leap in the area of power production. In a new report, Stationary Fuel Cells: Future Promise, Current Hype, the American Council for an Energy-Efficient Economy (ACEEE) presents the benefits and disadvantages of a variety of stationary fuel cell technologies, and discusses the current and future market situation.
Rye Brook, N.Y — The American Council for an Energy-Efficient Economy (ACEEE) named four Champions of Energy Efficiency today at its Summer Study on Energy Efficiency in Industry. Presented to outstanding industrial sector leaders, the awards recognize leadership and accomplishment in the energy efficiency field. Winners were selected based on demonstrated excellence in program implementation, research and development, energy policy, private sector initiatives, and international initiatives. The 2003 winners are:
WASHINGTON, D.C. — At a luncheon ceremony at the U.S. Combined Heat and Power Association's (USCHPA) Fourth Annual Conference, ACEEE's Senior Associate and Industry Program Director Neal Elliott was awarded the Champion of Combined Heat and Power (CHP) award.
Washington, D.C. — In the five years since President Clinton first expounded combined heat and power's (CHP) societal and environmental benefits, important progress has been made toward breaking down the market barriers preventing the expansion of CHP. However, many of the barriers that discouraged the broader adoption of this important energy efficiency technology continue to slow its progress today.
Washington, D.C. — Due to deregulating energy markets, state governments are looking for ways to encourage diversification of power production resources, and some states are developing policies regarding combined heat and power (CHP). The American Council for an Energy-Efficient Economy's (ACEEE) new report, State Opportunities for Action: Review of Combined Heat and Power State Activities, reviews current state activities regarding CHP, including interconnection standards, emissions regulations, and financial incentives.
WASHINGTON, D.C. — Improvements in motor systems and management can yield significant energy savings, up to 42 percent, according to a recently revised ACEEE reference manual. The book, Energy-Efficient Motor Systems: A Handbook on Technology, Program, and Policy Opportunities, was released today by the American Council for an Energy-Efficient Economy (ACEEE).
WASHINGTON, D.C. — Today the House and Senate conferees released their report on the Farm Bill, retaining much of the funding for the Energy Title (Title IX) that was added by the Senate. Of the $405 million for Title IX, $115 million is targeted at energy efficiency and renewable audits, loans, and grants to farmers. The American Council for an Energy-Efficient Economy (ACEEE), as part of a broad coalition of other groups, worked with Senate Agriculture staff to develop this title.
WASHINGTON, D.C. — The American Council for an Energy-Efficient Economy (ACEEE) commends Senator Tom Harkin (D-IA) and his staff for the inclusion of the Energy Title in his farm bill introduced on November 2, 2001. "We applaud the Senator for recognizing the need to address energy issues in this important sector of our economy, which has received far less attention than it deserves," said Steven Nadel, ACEEE's Executive Director.
WASHINGTON, D.C. — A new report from the American Council for an Energy-Efficient Economy (ACEEE) was released at the National CHP Roadmap Workshop--One Year Later event today. The report, "Certification of Combined Heat and Power Systems: Establishing Emissions Standards," outlines specific recommendations for establishing a combined heat and power (CHP) certification system and appropriate methods for establishing emissions standards for CHP systems.