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Press Release | June 26, 2007

Study Shows That Florida Could Save $28 Billion and Create More Than 14,000 Jobs Through Energy Efficiency

Washington, D.C. — Florida could save $28 billion—enough to cover this year's entire education and transportation budgets—by using energy efficiency strategies that are available now, says a study released today by the American Council for an Energy-Efficient Economy (ACEEE).

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Press Release | March 6, 2007

New Study Shows How Texas Can Meet Future Energy Needs With Energy Efficiency and Onsite Renewables

Austin, Texas — A new study released today shows that a combination of energy efficiency and onsite renewable energy resources, coupled with expanded demand response programs, can meet Texas’s growing electricity needs and save consumers money at the same time.

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Press Release | February 5, 2007

New Study Shows How Florida Can Meet Half of Future Energy Needs With Efficiency and Renewables

Tallahassee, Florida — A major new study released today shows that a combination of energy efficiency and renewable energy can reduce Florida’s future electricity needs by almost half (45%) over the next 15 years.

The study shows that implementing energy efficiency policies alone, such as efficient windows, compact fluorescent light bulbs, and ENERGY STAR® appliances, can almost offset the future growth in electric demand.

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Press Release | January 3, 2007

How "Clean" Is "Lean"? Survey Assesses Emissions Models for Combined Heat and Power Systems

Washington, D.C. — Today the American Council for an Energy-Efficient Economy (ACEEE) released a new report, Survey of Emissions Models for Distributed Combined Heat and Power Systems.  The report reviews existing models’ attempts to quantify or describe the emissions effects of combined heat and power (CHP) systems.  The models surveyed vary in design, scope, and detail, but they all commonly seek to capture the functions of an energy economy and use knowledge of economic interactions to simulate the effects of economic and policy changes.

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Press Release | August 8, 2006

Utility Policies Keep Efficiency Off the Grid

Washington, D.C. — Individual utility interconnection and tariff practices continue to be significant barriers faced by combined heat and power (CHP) projects, according to the American Council for an Energy-Efficient Economy’s (ACEEE) new report Combined Heat and Power: Connecting the Gap between Markets and Utility Interconnection and Tariff Practices (Part II). Although many states are making positive progress on CHP policies, significant barriers still stunt the realization of CHP’s nationwide potential.

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Press Release | March 2, 2006

CHP Projects Still Blocked by Some Utilities

Washington, D.C. — Individual utility interconnection and tariff practices continue to be significant barriers faced by combined heat and power (CHP) projects, according to the American Council for an Energy-Efficient Economy’s (ACEEE) new report Combined Heat and Power: Connecting the Gap between Markets and Utility Interconnection and Tariff Practices (Part I). Although many states are making positive progress on CHP policies, significant barriers still stunt the realization of CHP’s nationwide potential.

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Press Release | July 28, 2005

Conference Energy Bill Misses the Big Targets

WASHINGTON, D.C. — As Congress prepares to vote on the energy bill conference report, the American Council for an Energy-Efficient Economy's (ACEEE) preliminary analysis shows that the conference bill would save substantially less energy than the Senate version and would fall especially short on the key challenge of stemming growth in oil consumption.

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Press Release | March 23, 2004

Stationary Fuel Cell Generation Has Great Potential If Obstacles Can Be Overcome: Technology Still Far From Widespread Commercialization

Washington, D.C. — Fuel cells have been promoted as the next technological leap in the area of power production. In a new report, Stationary Fuel Cells: Future Promise, Current Hype, the American Council for an Energy-Efficient Economy (ACEEE) presents the benefits and disadvantages of a variety of stationary fuel cell technologies, and discusses the current and future market situation.

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Press Release | March 5, 2003

House Energy Bill Takes Small Steps for Energy Efficiency

WASHINGTON, D.C. — Testimony before the House Energy and Commerce Committee today by the American Council for an Energy-Efficient Economy (ACEEE) said that the energy bill recently introduced in the House contains important energy efficiency provisions, but leaves out much larger measures that are crucial to an effective energy policy.

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Press Release | November 7, 2001

Tax Incentives Effectively Promote Combined Heat and Power Systems

WASHINGTON, D.C. — An investment tax credit (ITC) or shortened depreciation period can be equally effective in encouraging faster adoption of combined heat and power (CHP) systems. The American Council for an Energy-Efficient Economy's (ACEEE) new report, Federal Tax Strategies to Encourage the Adoption of Combined Heat and Power, reviews the history of energy tax incentives and analyzes the impacts of the current tax code on various CHP tax incentivation strategies currently under consideration in the U.S. Congress.

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