Air Emissions Regulations
On August 23, 2010, ACEEE submitted comments to the U.S. Environmental Protection Agency (EPA) on the proposed National Emission Standards for Hazardous Air Pollutants for Area Sources and National Emission Standards for Hazardous Air Pollutants for Major Sources.
WASHINGTON, D.C. — A new report, by the American Council for an Energy-Efficient Economy (ACEEE), examines the use of energy efficiency as a Clean Air Act compliance tool in the emissions trading system that emerged from the Clean Air Act Amendments of 1990. ACEEE concluded that as Congress currently contemplates action on multi-pollutant legislation, it should include energy efficiency as a compliance option. If not, Americans will pay needlessly high costs for cleaner air.
Washington, D.C. — In the five years since President Clinton first expounded combined heat and power's (CHP) societal and environmental benefits, important progress has been made toward breaking down the market barriers preventing the expansion of CHP. However, many of the barriers that discouraged the broader adoption of this important energy efficiency technology continue to slow its progress today.
WASHINGTON, D.C. — A new report from the American Council for an Energy-Efficient Economy (ACEEE) was released at the National CHP Roadmap Workshop--One Year Later event today. The report, "Certification of Combined Heat and Power Systems: Establishing Emissions Standards," outlines specific recommendations for establishing a combined heat and power (CHP) certification system and appropriate methods for establishing emissions standards for CHP systems.