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Press Release | December 10, 2012

North America Paving the Way for Industrial Energy Efficiency Programs

Washington, D.C.—The United States and Canada are leading the world with their innovative programs that deliver industrial energy efficiency services to customers, says a new report by the Institute for Industrial Productivity (IIP) and the American Council for an Energy-Efficient Economy (ACEEE).

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Blog Post | December 6, 2012

How CHP Stepped Up When the Power Went Out During Hurricane Sandy

As noted in recent blog posts by Forbes contributor William Pentland and the New York Times’ Andrew Revkin, it’s instructive to look at where the lights stayed on during Hurricane Sandy to understand what makes certain places more resilient than others.

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Blog Post | November 20, 2012

Is Tax Reform the Road to a More Energy-Efficient Industrial Sector?

As the nation begins to ponder tax reform next year, we have an opportunity to create a new corporate tax structure that encourages investments that benefit society, such as energy efficiency, as well as the businesses that make these investments.

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Blog Post | October 25, 2012

As the Economy Recovers, the Stars Align for Investment in Industrial Energy Efficiency

The economy took center stage at times during this year’s presidential debates, but scant attention was paid to the manufacturing sector, which remains an important driver of economic growth as well as energy use. Evidence of a resurgent, domestic manufacturing sector has strategic implications for energy policy as well as the economy.

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Blog Post | September 24, 2012

The Challenging and Changing World of Industrial Efficiency Program Evaluation

Today ACEEE released a new report that digs deep into the complicated but important work of evaluating the impact of energy efficiency programs. This report targets the evaluation of industrial energy efficiency programs in particular, taking aim at some of the most contentious areas of evaluation.

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Blog Post | June 28, 2012

ACEEE Supports the “Expanding Industrial Energy and Water Efficiency Incentives Act of 2012” Bill

In a Congress that can’t find much common ground, industrial energy efficiency seems to be a key area of support.

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Blog Post | April 26, 2012

USDOE Advanced Manufacturing Office (AMO) Survives House Appropriations Intact

Supporters of industrial energy efficiency and combined heat & power (CHP) can breathe a sigh of relief, and might be allowed some guarded optimism as a result of the recent FY2013 appropriations mark-up by the House Energy and Water Appropriations Subcommittee (E&W) that was approved by the Committee on Appropriations Wednesday, April 25.

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Blog Post | April 12, 2012

Are Energy Efficiency Investments Being Discouraged by the Way the Federal Tax Code Treats Depreciation?

Is it possible that something as mundane as the treatment of depreciation by the federal tax code could be negatively impacting investments in energy efficiency? That is the question ACEEE attempts to answer in the new white paper, Depreciation: Impacts of Tax Policy.

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Press Release | April 5, 2012