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Blog Post | January 24, 2020 - 8:13 am

Trouble ahead for US appliance efficiency standards

The US Department of Energy’s (DOE) plan for national appliance standards for 2020 has come into focus, and the picture is not pretty. Hard on the heels of its...

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Press Release | January 22, 2020 - 8:44 am

2020 Hybrids Surge onto Greenest Car List, Joining the Greenest of EVs

Washington, DC (January 22, 2020): After several years of all-electric cars dominating the annual Greenest vehicles list, 2020 brings a surprise – a...
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Press Release | January 16, 2020 - 12:02 pm

New DOE Rule Undercuts a Top US Policy for Saving Energy

In yet another attack on energy-saving policies, the Trump administration today approved a rule that will make it much more difficult to set new...
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Blog Post | January 15, 2020 - 11:32 am

How can efficiency and renewables help rural communities? Conference speaker previews her research

Rural communities have distinct energy efficiency and renewable energy needs. While rural residents experience higher energy burdens than their...
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Blog Post | January 14, 2020 - 8:28 am

Electric trucks: The next frontier for energy and emissions savings

A promising array of new electric trucks, buses, and delivery vans is slated to soon enter the US market, and to address climate change, California...
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Blog Post | January 10, 2020 - 10:01 am

DOE publishes four new efficiency standards, bowing to court order

It took a lawsuit, but today the Department of Energy (DOE) published the first new national appliance efficiency standards since 2017.
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Blog Post | January 09, 2020 - 12:00 am

Smart meters gain popularity, but most utilities don’t optimize their potential to save energy

Despite billions of dollars invested in advanced metering infrastructure (AMI), new ACEEE research finds that most utilities have vastly underused...
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Press Release | January 08, 2020 - 3:54 pm

US House to Boost Energy Efficiency in Bold Climate Plan

Statement of Steve Nadel, executive director of the American Council for an Energy-Efficient Economy (ACEEE)
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Blog Post | January 02, 2020 - 12:48 pm

2019 and 2020: The Good, the Bad, and the Ugly

The past year has been a mixture of good and bad news on the energy efficiency front, and 2020 (our 40th anniversary) promises more of the same....
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Press Release | December 20, 2019 - 4:00 pm

Great Holiday News: Building Code to Make New Homes and Buildings More Energy Efficient

Washington, D.C. — New US homes will be more energy efficient, save consumers money, and reduce harmful carbon emissions because of a new and...
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