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Press Release | March 19, 2003

Fighting the Energy Security War At Home Through Energy Efficiency

WASHINGTON, D.C. — Overlooked in the debate regarding war in Iraq is what Americans can do at home to protect our energy security. As America goes to war, reducing Persian Gulf oil imports is central to protecting our energy security. Military action won't reduce oil imports: for that we need action on the home front. The least polluting and most cost-effective home action to cut imports is improving U.S. vehicle fuel economy.

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Press Release | January 15, 2003

Electricity Proposal to Bring Maryland Higher Bills, Dirtier Air

BALTIMORE, MD — New plans for electricity service in Maryland will bring higher bills, less stable rates, and more pollution, according to a group of eleven environmental organizations and advocates of clean energy. In a letter released today to the Maryland Public Service Commission, the groups urged the commission not to approve a "settlement agreement" recently signed by the state's major electric companies, large power users, the commission staff, and other state officials.

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Press Release | May 9, 2002

New Study Describes How Energy Efficiency Programs Helped Avert Electricity Crises in 2001

Washington, D.C. — Energy efficiency programs played a crucial role in helping to respond to electric system reliability concerns last year, according to a new study by the American Council for an Energy-Efficient Economy (ACEEE).

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Press Release | September 10, 2001

Study Finds U.S. Can Reduce Energy Use 25% and Save Consumers $600 Billion Through Greater Energy Efficiency

WASHINGTON, D.C. — A new study released today finds that the United States could reduce its projected energy use by more than 25 percent and save consumers more than $600 billion over the next two decades simply by adopting nine key energy-efficiency policies. The study, released by the American Council for an Energy-Efficient Economy (ACEEE), identifies nine policies that together could achieve these savings, including:

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Press Release | April 3, 2001

National Review of the Status of Electric Restructuring Finds Restructuring May Have Slowed But Energy Efficiency Policies Are Getting Increased Attention

WASHINGTON, D.C. — A new study by the American Council for an Energy-Efficient Economy (ACEEE) indicates that the state movement toward electric restructuring has largely stalled. The current count of 24 states that have passed restructuring legislation is essentially the same as it was this time last year. This halt is largely attributable to the negative results experienced in the wake of deregulation in California.

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