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.
ACEEE and the Alliance for Materials Manufacturing Excellence (AMMEX) remain impressed with the President’s focus on the importance of manufacturing to the American economy.
New Study Finds Typical Household Will Save $10,000 from 2010-25; Enormous National Energy and Water Savings Gained
Washington, D.C.—National efficiency standards for appliances, lighting, and other equipment will save consumers and businesses more than $1.1 trillion and dramatically reduce greenhouse gas pollution and other emissions by 2035, according to The Efficiency Boom: Cashing In on the Savings from Appliance Standards, a study released today.
On Wednesday the Senate Agriculture Committee kicked off its series of hearings on the 2012 Farm Bill with a hearing on “Energy and Economic Growth for Rural America.” The Energy Title of the Farm Bill includes the Rural Energy for America (REAP) program, which is an important driver of energy efficiency in the United States.
ACEEE Report: U.S. Better Off “Thinking Big” about Energy Efficiency Instead of Focusing First on Development of New Energy Sources
Listen to the streaming audio file recording of this news event (mp3) HERE
How Lack of Emphasis on Major Energy Efficiency Investments Leaves “3 Jokers in the U.S. Economic Deck”; Slashing Energy Use 60% Could Generate 2 Million Jobs & Save the Equivalent of $2600 Per Household Annually.
Looking forward into 2012, I see more reasons for optimism than pessimism. Many states and utilities are committed to ramping up their energy efficiency programs this year and even more are considering similar steps. For example, Massachusetts electric utility programs are targeting 2.4% savings this year as part of a ramp-up rate originally established a few years ago.
The Industrial Assessment Centers (IAC) at the Department of Energy (DOE) have a long history of producing energy and cost savings for small and mid-sized ma
The manufacturing sector continues to lead the recovery in the U.S., according to the Institute for Supply Management's (ISM) October 2011 Manufacturing ISM Report on Business®. ISM’s Purchasing Managers Index (PMI) survey reported the 27th consecutive month of expansion in the manufacturing sector.
Industrial and Commercial Self-Direct Energy Efficiency Programs: Misunderstood or In Need of Improvement?
ACEEE is not shy about extolling the benefits of energy efficiency. Energy efficiency as a resource is cost effective, low risk, and offers immediate reductions in harmful emissions—which is why energy efficiency programs administered by utilities or other entities can be found all over the country. But not all energy customers pay for or use energy efficiency programs in the same way.