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Blog Post | September 6, 2019

In case you missed it: Six 2020 candidates discuss energy efficiency

The 2020 presidential candidates aren’t pulling punches when it comes to energy waste and climate change.

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Press Release | September 4, 2019

DOE’s Light Bulb Standards Rollback Will Cost Americans $14 Billion Each Year

Washington, DC—Today, the US Department of Energy (DOE) released two rules that continue the administration’s assault on common sense light bulb energy efficiency standards. The standards, scheduled to take effect in January 2020, would require most everyday light bulbs to achieve LED levels of energy efficiency, would save consumers billions of dollars, and would avoid millions of tons of carbon dioxide emissions.

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Press Release | July 11, 2019

Latest DOE Actions on Appliance Standards Will Cost Consumers and Increase Carbon Emissions

Washington, DC—Today, the Department of Energy (DOE) reversed course and sided with the gas industry, at the expense of consumers, by indicating it plans to ignore energy-efficient condensing technology when developing future efficiency standards for gas furnaces and water heaters.

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Blog Post | June 12, 2019

Here are six ways we have slashed US energy use by a fifth

Major energy efficiency policies slashed US energy use by about 20% in 2017, saving a whopping 25 quads of energy —the amount used in California, Texas, and Florida combined.

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Blog Post | June 11, 2019

DOE refuses public hearing on a proposal that could gut US appliance standards

UPDATE (June 26): After receiving our renewed public hearing request and similar requests from a number of manufacturers and AHRI, an industry trade group, DOE decided to hold a 2-hour public webinar on Thursday, July 11th from 9 to 11 eastern time. Comments are due two business days after the public hearing, on Monday July 15th. Details here.  

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Press Release | May 7, 2019

WA and CO Join Growing State Push for Efficient Appliances

Joint Statement by ACEEE’s Steve Nadel and ASAP’s Marianne DiMascio

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Blog Post | February 28, 2019

Florida could add 135,000 jobs by embracing five energy policies

New ACEEE research shows that Florida could bolster energy efficiency policies to gain 135,000 jobs, making the state’s economy a bit sunnier.

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Press Release | February 6, 2019

Rollback of light bulb standards would cost consumers billions — $100 per household each year

Statement by ASAP’s Andrew deLaski and ACEEE’s Steve Nadel

The Department of Energy’s plan, announced today, to rescind the expansion of energy efficiency standards for light bulbs would cost consumers billions of dollars and increase pollution that harms public health and the environment.

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Press Release | October 4, 2018

ACEEE 2018 State Energy Efficiency Scorecard

States up efficiency investments & power savings; push net-zero buildings & electric vehicles; NJ, CT, CO, SD improve most; MA and CA lead

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Blog Post | October 2, 2018

Stormy weather ahead: Federal agencies begin to roll back efficiency policy

More than 600 days into the Trump administration, amid constant reports of regulatory rollbacks, there’s been surprisingly little damage to energy efficiency…yet. But now the administrative winds are starting to blow, rulemakings are under way—with a couple open comment periods—and we are working hard to hold onto the energy savings we have been helping to build.

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