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Press Release | June 2, 2014

Energy Efficiency Poised for Key Role in New Power Plant Rule

Washington, D.C.—In response to the Environmental Protection Agency’s new proposal to reduce carbon pollution from existing power plants, Steven Nadel, executive director of the American Council for an Energy-Efficient Economy (ACEEE), made the following statement:

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Blog Post | March 13, 2014

Energy Efficiency in State Implementation Plans: The Best Recipe for Clean Air

A new tool released today by ACEEE may provide the secret ingredient for achieving emissions reductions that can appeal to even the most finicky tastes.

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Blog Post | June 26, 2013

Still in the Game: A Big U.S. Comeback for Regulation of Greenhouse Gases

Yesterday the president unveiled a new Climate Action Plan for the United States. The president called on the Environmental Protection Agency (EPA) to use its authority under the Clean Air Act to regulate greenhouse gases from power plants.

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Press Release | June 25, 2013

Statement of Steven Nadel, ACEEE Executive Director, on the President’s Climate Change Address

Today President Obama announced a plan to step up America’s efforts to address climate change.  We are gratified that the President’s plan recognizes that “Energy efficiency is one of the clearest and most cost-effective opportunities to save families money, make our businesses more competitive, and reduce greenhouse gas emissions.

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Blog Post | May 1, 2013

State of Play: Obama’s Executive Order on CHP

Last year, President Obama issued an Executive Order recognizing the importance of industrial energy efficiency and combined heat and power (CHP). Accelerating Investment in Industrial Energy, issued on August 30, 2012, calls for increased coordination of several federal agencies to promote the benefits of and help remove barriers to CHP deployment.

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Blog Post | December 20, 2012

Harnessing Energy Efficiency to Overcome a Bleak World Energy Outlook

Last month the International Energy Agency (IEA) released its World Energy Outlook 2012 and unfortunately the world outlook is not so good.

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Blog Post | December 7, 2012

The World Wants a Solution to Climate Change: Here It Is

This week in Doha, Qatar, world leaders are struggling with how to reduce greenhouse gas emissions fast enough, and in amounts great enough, to protect people from the droughts, food shortages, rising sea levels, and severe weather events that climate change is likely to bring.

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Press Release | January 31, 2012

Energy Efficiency Is the Right Track for Clean Air

Energy Efficiency Should Be a Compliance Strategy for States and Utilities to Cost Effectively Achieve the Goals of Federal Air Regulations
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Press Release | September 28, 2011

Report: Combined Heat and Power Market Growth Varies from State to State, Requiring More Than Supportive Policies for Greater Deployment

CHP Already Providing Over 12% of U.S Electricity, but More Efforts Are Needed to Overcome Market Barriers and Mitigate Uncertainty

 

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Blog Post | August 22, 2011

How to Avoid a Train Wreck: Replacing Old Coal Plants with Energy Efficiency

Over the past year, the utility industry has experienced significant angst over pending updates to utility environmental regulations. Of particular concern is the question of whether to invest in plant updates to comply with these  regulations or to retire these plants altogether and replace this capacity with new (and most likely natural gas-fueled) power plants. Many inside and outside the utility industry have painted this situation as a crisis in the making.

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