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Huge drops in energy use can be acquired through inexpensive investments in energy efficiency.
Date: 08/10/2009
Type: Blog
The Institute for Energy Efficiency is on of three academic centers in the country that focuses specifically on energy efficiency. The three organizations are receiving unprecedented government support and attention from the business community.
Date: 09/28/2009
Type: News, Video
One of the key findings on consumer opinions toward electricity management programs in Accenture’s recent survey, “Understanding Consumer Preferences in Energy Efficiency," is that there is a significant contradiction between consumer perceptions and their actual knowledge of energy efficiency.
Date: 07/28/2010
Type: Blog
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In addition to its 50 LEED-certified facilities, the University of California system has implemented a number of programs to improve efficiency. These programs include energy-efficient lighting, renewable energy sources, and efficient laboratory ventilation systems, to name a few.
Date: 05/25/2011
Type: Article
There’s a source that can make more energy available, and do so sooner and at far less cost, than all the alternative energy sources we can develop in the United States in the next ten years — and today’s energy debate is largely neglecting it.
Date: 03/23/2009
Type: Blog
The US Government is investing heavily in energy programs to reward energy efficiency at a homeowner level and these programs are likely to grow.
Date: 07/26/2009
Type: News
A new report published by the Southeast Energy Efficiency Alliance highlights how energy efficiency measures, which have been slow to be adopted in the South, could create jobs, avoid additional power plant construction, and promote sustainability in the Southeastern United States.
Date: 04/12/2010
Type: Report
As a rebuttal to federal mortgage lenders Fannie Mae and Freddie Mac’s argument that PACE programs pose difficult risk management challenges, an article in Grist Magazine reveals that energy-efficient homes have significantly lower default and delinquency rates than typical homes.
Date: 07/12/2010
Type: Article
Energy efficiency is gaining momentum in states that have traditionally been behind the curve in pushing such technology, according to research by the American Council for Energy-Efficient Economy. Many of these states are passing legislation and taking steps in improving energy efficiency by 2020.
Date: 05/17/2012
Type: Article
A recent report says that greater investment in energy efficiency could achieve $200m in cost savings and create over 1 million jobs.
Date: 11/10/2011
Type: News

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