Washington, D.C. — Today both the U.S. House of Representatives and the U.S. Senate moved forward on legislation to improve energy efficiency in the United States. The House passed a new program called "Home Star" that will help homeowners reduce their energy bills through energy efficiency investments and at the same time help our struggling economy by providing jobs for construction workers. On the Senate side, the Energy and Natural Resources Committee reported out a set of amendments that adopt new consensus minimum efficiency standards on a variety of products.
America's Anemic "13 Percent Economy:" Experts Warn U.S. Risks Long-Term Growth by Focusing on New Energy at Expense of More Energy Efficiency
Washington, D.C. — What will play the biggest role in future U.S. economic growth: the new energy that we find … or the energy that we avoid using?
Energy Efficiency Can Create New Jobs, Save Consumers Billions of Dollars, and Meet Nearly One-Quarter of North Carolina's Energy Demand
Morrisville, North Carolina — Energy efficiency can create 38,000 new jobs for North Carolinians while saving consumers $3.6 billion in energy bills, according to a new report released today by the American Council for an Energy-Efficient Economy (ACEEE).
Washington, D.C. — Proposed federal energy efficiency jobs provisions would create about 333,000 jobs in 2010 and then 184,000 jobs in 2011 as funding begins to ramp down, according to a new analysis released today by the American Council for an Energy-Efficient Economy (ACEEE). The proposed programs include residential and commercial retrofit programs and an energy-efficient manufacturing grant program. The Senate Energy and Natural Resources Committee and a House Energy and Commerce Subcommittee on Energy and the Environment will be holding hearings on these issues this week.
Is credit starting to flow?
Every six weeks, the Quarterly conducts an economic conditions snapshot survey of a panel of executives around the world. For the first time in more than a year, the proportion of respondents who report that their companies have sought external funds has changed significantly—increasing to 41 percent, from 32 percent in October. What’s more, a higher proportion of these companies actually received the money they sought. Our findings may indicate a rising—and apparently well-founded—hope among executives that credit will be available.
UPDATE: The calculator is out of date. If you'd like help estimating job creation in relation to energy efficiency, please contact our chief economist, Jim Barrett.
Washington, D.C. — Today the American Council for an Energy-Efficient Economy (ACEEE) published a jobs calculator for estimating the employment impacts of energy efficiency projects funded through the 2009 American Recovery and Reinvestment Act (ARRA).
COLUMBUS, Ohio — Ohio could save over $19 billion by using energy efficiency strategies that are available right now, says a study released today by the American Council for an Energy-Efficient Economy (ACEEE), an independent, Washington, D.C. nonprofit research group. Ohio could also create more than 32,000 net new jobs by 2025, including well-paying trade and professional jobs needed to design, install, and operate energy efficiency measures.
Washington, D.C. — A new study commissioned by the Appalachian Regional Commission (ARC) concludes that implementing energy efficiency measures in Appalachia has the potential to help create tens of thousands of jobs and save billions in energy costs to Appalachian consumers over the next 20 years. Conducted for ARC by the Southeast Energy Efficiency Alliance (SEEA), Energy Efficiency in Appalachia also finds that a bold energy efficiency initiative could cut projected energy use in the Region by up to 24 percent by the year 2030.
Study Finds National Standard for Energy Efficiency Can Save U.S. Consumers and Businesses Nearly $170 Billion
Washington, D.C. — Energy efficiency initiatives that reward consumers and businesses for reducing electricity and gas usage could result in utility bill savings of $168.6 billion, according to a report released today by the American Council for an Energy-Efficient Economy (ACEEE). That number is 16 percent higher than ACEEE’s previous savings estimate of $144 billion and is based on updated data.
Washington, D.C. — The American Council for an Energy-Efficient Economy (ACEEE) would like to commend Michigan Governor Jennifer Granholm for the bold "clean energy" proposal she announced yesterday at her State-of-the-State address in Lansing (see http://www.michigan.gov/documents/gov/SOS2009_265915_7.pdf).