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New strides are being made in energy-saving technologies, but future gains will depend on how consumers put those technologies to use in their lives.
Date: 05/21/2009
Type: News
By investing $50 billion dollars a year in energy efficiency over the next ten years, the US could see $1.2 trillion dollars in energy savings.
Date: 07/29/2009
Type: News
Technologies: Economic Impact
A new report found that energy efficiency investments could provide up to half of the greenhouse gas emission reductions needed to by 2050 to curb climate change.
Date: 07/30/2009
Type: News
Technologies: Climate Change
While the overall U.S. economy has been suffering of late, due to the economic meltdown, the energy service industry continues to grow.
Date: 06/28/2010
Type: News
Technologies: Economic Impact
Energy efficiency improvements to your home can also reduce your tax liability through ARRA.
Date: 01/19/2010
Technologies: Buildings, Economic Impact
Thermostat
Co-generation of heat from coal power plants increases energy efficiency, but the resultant reliance on coal plants to supply heat limits the grid's use of renewable energy during cold months. As a result, some grid operators are building pumped hydro systems to store the un-used renewable energy.
Date: 11/16/2010
Type: Article
American businesses are striving to increase their energy efficiency. Improving energy efficiency is an important competitive advantage and senior business leaders are beginning to see it as a strategic business driver.
Date: 07/31/2012
Type: Article
Technologies: General Information
electric tower
A recent report from the ACEEE points out that the basic principle of reward as incentive is missing when it comes to energy efficiency in the utility industry.
Date: 01/27/2011
Type: Blog
The Department of Energy gave a loan guarantee to a California company to build a solar manufacturing plant in an area where an auto plant recently closed. The panels built at the plant would be able to supply energy for 24,000 homes a year.
Date: 09/03/2009
Type: News
The Alliance Commission on National Energy Efficiency Policy has released Energy 2030, a set of policy recommendations that urges policymakers at all levels of government to take action in achieving set energy productivity goals by 2030.
Date: 04/10/2013
Type: Report

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