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Press Release | February 20, 2007

Utilities, Efficiency and Environmental Groups Join to Propose New Efficiency Standard for Electric Transformers

Washington, D.C. — The nation's investor- and municipally owned electric utilities, in another indication of energy efficiency's growing value to America's economy, today joined with environmental and energy efficiency organizations to recommend significantly higher efficiency standards for the estimated 41 million distribution transformers now serving the electricity system.

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Press Release | August 4, 2006

Nation Sizzles; DOE Fizzles


WASHINGTON, D.C. — As the nation's electricity system strained to keep up with this week's heat wave, the U.S. Department of Energy (DOE) today announced a very weak proposal for a national minimum-efficiency standard for utility distribution transformers. Familiar sights on utility poles, distribution transformers are a crucial element of the nation's electric system.

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Press Release | July 31, 2006

ACEEE Commits to National Action Plan for Energy Efficiency


Washington, D.C. — The American Council for an Energy-Efficient Economy (ACEEE) today announced its commitment to the National Action Plan for Energy Efficiency, developed by a Leadership Committee under the sponsorship of the U.S. Environmental Protection Agency and the U.S. Department of Energy. The Plan seeks to assist states, utilities, and others to renew and expand energy efficiency programs for customers of gas and electric utilities.

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Blog Post | January 16, 2006

America's Energy Straightjacket

While the New Year has seen oil and natural gas prices fall from their dizzying post-hurricane highs, consumers shouldn't quit worrying about their energy problems. Gasoline pump prices have come down by about $1 per gallon from their $3 peaks, but crude oil prices remain high, up $30 per barrel from just two years ago.

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Press Release | March 29, 2005

ACEEE Study Seeks the Link Between Demand Response and Energy Efficiency

WASHINGTON, D.C. — A new study by the American Council for an Energy-Efficient Economy (ACEEE) examines recent experience with demand response (DR) programs across the United States and seeks to better understand the relationship between demand response and energy efficiency. The study raises timely issues as the continued growth of electricity demand is putting stress on the U.S. power grid and leading to a resurgence of interest in "demand-side" resource strategies.

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Press Release | August 12, 2004