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Blog Post | December 19, 2012

Three Tax Reforms to Encourage Modernization of the Manufacturing Sector

Much of the equipment and production processes in America’s factories are decades old and not as efficient as modern equipment and processes in use by many of our international competitors. While some factories have been modernized, many have not. Modernizing these factories will allow them to better compete in world markets by improving product quality and reducing product costs, including savings through reduced energy use.

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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 | October 16, 2012

What Is an Energy Efficiency Job?

The impact of investments in energy efficiency extends well beyond reducing energy costs or addressing the environmental impacts of energy extraction and use. These investments provide jobs for American workers and help them to support their families and communities.

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Blog Post | July 9, 2012

Biased Thinking in the “Energy Efficiency Gap”

UPDATE: A revised and updated version of this blog entry can be found here. This ACEEE paper was written to comment on a January, 2012 paper that Allcott and Greenstone published in the Journal of Economic Perspectives. Allcott and Greenstone have since revised their paper to respond to some of our criticisms.

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Blog Post | May 22, 2012

Highlights from the 6th Annual Energy Efficiency Finance Forum

This month, ACEEE hosted its 6th Annual Energy Efficiency Finance Forum in Boston, Massachusetts. The event was attended by 250 representatives from utilities, banks, venture capital firms, energy efficiency program offices, real estate firms, nonprofit organizations, consulting firms, and state and local government offices. Participants enjoyed a rich program that featured presentations centered on this year’s theme of “Getting to Scale.”

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Press Release | May 16, 2012

Energy Efficiency Gains Traction in Lagging States

Despite Long-Standing Barriers, Opportunities Abound for States Furthest Behind on Energy Efficiency

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Blog Post | May 2, 2012

Of Gold and Goldilocks: Funding the Next Chapter in the Local Energy Efficiency Journey

This post is the third of three on sustaining local energy efficiency efforts. The first post described trends in local implementation of energy efficiency. The second was about the challenges and successes of local energy planning around the United States.

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Blog Post | May 1, 2012

ACEEE Updates State and Local Technical Assistance Toolkits

ACEEE has collaborated with state and local stakeholders for decades, arming them with valuable, up-to-date resources on energy efficiency to facilitate effective program and policy development and deployment.

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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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