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Blog Post | February 1, 2017

Wading into the Trump era of energy efficiency

Barely one week into the new administration, we are far enough into the water to see dim shapes of the future ahead—some look more like sharks, some like rocks. Here’s some of what we see as of now:

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Blog Post | April 15, 2013

Administration Commits to Manufacturing in Budget Request—Still Awaiting Details

The manufacturing sector is critically important to the U.S. economy, and this is reflected in the Obama administration’s FY 2014 budget request. The $365 million request for industrial energy efficiency through DOE’s Advanced Manufacturing Office (AMO) shows a strong commitment to manufacturing.

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Blog Post | March 29, 2012

How Tax Reform Could Remove Barriers to Energy Efficiency Investments

“Tax reform” is becoming one of the key catchphrases this election season. With support from both Democrats and Republicans, actual work on legislation is likely to take place in 2013. Key elements of reform are likely to include simplifying the tax code and reducing marginal tax rates by eliminating many credits and deductions.

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Blog Post | March 16, 2012

ACEEE & AMMEX Respond to DOE’s Industrial Program FY2013 Budget Request

ACEEE and the Alliance for Materials Manufacturing Excellence (AMMEX) remain impressed with the President’s focus on the importance of manufacturing to the American economy.

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Press Release | September 20, 2011

Study: Energy Efficiency Loan Financing Proving to be a Low Risk Investment with Large-Scale Potential

Energy Efficiency Loan Programs Default Rates Range from 0–3% and Remained Largely Unchanged During Housing Bubble Collapse

 

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Blog Post | May 2, 2011

Why EIA Funding Cuts May Disrupt Energy Efficiency Investments

Last Thursday, the Energy Information Administration (EIA) announced cuts in Energy Data and Analysis Programs resulting from the Fiscal Year 2011 Budget deal. While the 14% annual cut looks small, because we are half-way through the fiscal year, this translates into a much larger cut for the remainder of the year, which ends in September.

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Press Release | March 16, 2011

Bipartisan Efforts in 2005 Energy Bill Led to Significant Energy Efficiency Gains

Analysis of 2005 Energy Policy Act Shows Markets Transformed and Doors Opened to Further Legislation

 

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Blog Post | March 3, 2011

Great Promise in Washington for Manufacturing Modernization and Energy Efficiency

The President’s FY2012 budget request last week contained  the latest piece of positive news for  manufacturing policy. In marked contrast to the growing number of funding cuts for other government programs, the President’s request for the Industrial Technologies Program (ITP) at the Department of Energy (DOE) is over 300% higher than the last congressionally approved budget (FY2010).

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Press Release | February 23, 2010

Obama Budget a Step in the Right Direction For Energy Data

Washington, D.C. — The Obama Administration demonstrated its support for energy efficiency through better data collection with the release of its 2011 budget request on February 2, 2010. A new report from the American Council for an Energy-Efficient Economy released today, Where Have All the Data Gone? The Crisis of Missing Energy Efficiency Data, applauds this commitment and encourages Congress and the Administration to think comprehensively about better funding for the statistical agencies that collect energy data.

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Blog Post | February 1, 2010

DOE Releases FY2011 Budget Request

The Department of Energy released their budget request for fiscal year 2011 today. While the Office of Energy Efficiency and Renewable Energy's budget is slated for a slight increase, the Industrial Technologies Program's budget request is the same as 2010's request — $100 million (although the actual 2010 budget as passed by Congress was only $96 million).

We are disappointed that the request is not higher. ACEEE recommends that the ITP budget should be $150 million, closer to the funding a decade ago.

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