Environmental Protection Agency (EPA)

(Blog Post - 10/2/2018)
More than 600 days into the Trump administration, amid constant reports of regulatory rollbacks, there’s been surprisingly little damage to energy efficiency…yet. But now the administrative winds are starting to blow, rulemakings are under way—with...
(Blog Post - 4/5/2018)
The “final determination” on light-duty vehicle standards recently issued by US Environmental Protection Agency (EPA) administrator Scott Pruitt has all the hallmarks of a bad book report. Despite the complexity of the subject matter, the formal...
(Press Release - 3/30/2018)
Statement by Therese Langer, ACEEE Transportation Program director US Environmental Protection Agency (EPA) administrator Scott Pruitt is expected to throw automotive progress in reverse by declaring that light-duty vehicle standards for model years...
(Press Release - 5/1/2017)
Statement by Maggie Molina, Senior  Director of Policy We welcome the new congressional budget deal as a promising sign of bipartisan cooperation. The deal maintains funding for essential programs that work with the private sector to create jobs,...
(Blog Post - 3/22/2017)
In its recent budget outline, the new administration proposes to eliminate funding for the ENERGY STAR® program. An earlier leaked draft suggested that the private sector should take over the program and that a government role is not needed. Others...
(Press Release - 3/16/2017)
A statement by Steve Nadel, ACEEE Executive Director The federal budget outline released by the Trump administration today takes a meat cleaver to energy efficiency programs, cutting both muscle and bone. If enacted, these cuts would raise Americans...
(Blog Post - 3/4/2016)
Corporate Average Fuel Economy (CAFE) standards for cars and light trucks, first adopted in 1975 in the wake of the OPEC oil embargo, resulted in a doubling of average new vehicle fuel economy a decade later. Following that period of rapid advance...
(Document - 2/24/2016)
This is the first in a series of papers intended to guide states as they embark on the path to Clean Power Plan compliance. This guide highlights steps states can take to use energy efficiency as a key compliance strategy. We help states identify...
(Document - 2/24/2016)
This is the second in a series of papers intended to guide states as they embark on the path to Clean Power Plan compliance. This guide discusses some best practices for implementing state lead-by-example (LBE) programs, walking through the steps...
(Blog Post - 9/14/2015)
There is a concern that any new environmental regulation can hurt the bottom lines of energy-intensive manufacturers. In the case of the EPA Clean Power Plan, states that comply with the rule by investing in energy efficiency will find the opposite...