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Press Release | March 27, 2007

Industry-Advocate Agreement Means Major Motor Electricity Savings

Washington, D.C. — The American Council for an Energy-Efficient Economy (ACEEE) and the National Electrical Manufacturers Association (NEMA) have agreed to a new set of proposed energy efficiency standards for industrial electric motors. Because motors use more electricity than any other end-use technology, it is estimated that the new standards will achieve major electricity savings.

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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 28, 2007

Targeting Electric Reliability: Energy Efficiency As a Peak Demand Resource

Washington, D.C. — Energy efficiency programs can be effective resources for reducing peak demand as well as overall load, according to a new report from the American Council for an Energy-Efficient Economy. The report, Examining the Peak Demand Impacts of Energy Efficiency: A Review of Program Experience and Industry Practices, documents how energy efficiency programs can deliver savings during peak demand periods when the power grid is most stressed.

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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 | September 21, 2006

Plug-Ins Promising—But Better Batteries Cleaner Power Plants Essential

Washington, D.C. — Plug-in hybrid vehicles could contribute greatly to reducing automobile oil consumption and emissions, but reaching those goals requires major progress in key areas. According to a report released today by the American Council for an Energy-Efficient Economy, the environmental and economic appeal of plug-in hybrid vehicles will depend heavily upon cleaner power sources and further battery advances.

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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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Press Release | March 9, 2006

Efficiency Resource Standards: The Next Big Bang for Energy Policy

Washington, D.C. — An Energy Efficiency Resource Standard (EERS) could save as much energy as improving U.S. vehicles’ fuel economy to 40 mpg, according to a report issued today by the American Council for an Energy-Efficient Economy (ACEEE).

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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 | November 14, 2005

Congress May Force New Energy Hogs on American Consumers: Digital Television Adaptors Could Be Big Energy Users

Washington, D.C. — The U.S. Congress is now considering legislation to set a final date for the transition to digital TV broadcasting. As part of this transition, millions of consumers will need to purchase digital television adaptors to receive the digital signals and translate the signals into a format that can be used by their existing analog TVs.

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