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The American Council for an Energy-Efficient Economy released a report analyzing how the addition of six energy efficiency provisions to two current energy bills would boost the economic benefits of the bills.
Date: 06/22/2010
Type: Blog, News
Nobel Prize winner Burton Richter makes a pitch to Obama for a coherent long-term energy policy that includes a focus on transportation, electricity generation and energy efficiency.
Date: 06/28/2010
Type: Blog, Video
A review of Senator Lugar's "Practical Energy and Climate Plan" bill shows that while it does not include provisions for a carbon market, it does support efficiency policies that previously have been ignored by the Senate.
Date: 06/29/2010
Type: Blog
Federal mortgage lenders Fannie Mae and Freddie Mac say they might not accept loans for homes that take advantage of Property Assessed Clean Energy (PACE) financing. The stance contradicts Obama's allocation of stimulus funds to support PACE and has homeowners and retrofitting companies confused.
Date: 06/30/2010
Type: News
In response to a report from the GAO that revealed some major flaws in the EPA's Energy Star certification process, the EPA and DOE are developing a product-testing system to validate Energy Star ratings.
Date: 07/10/2010
Type: Article
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
In a push for jobs, Obama touts the benefits of developing US manufacturing prowess in new batteries for next-generation electric plug-in vehicles.
Date: 07/17/2010
Type: News
The Clean Energy Ministerial has launched the Global Superior Energy Performance Partnership to catalyze efficiency improvements in commercial buildings and industrial facilities.
Date: 07/21/2010
Type: News
U.S. Senate Majority Leader Harry Reid is expected to introduce a watered-down energy bill today (July 26), which eliminates targets for carbon caps and mandates that would require utilities to generate some of their power from renewable energy.
Date: 07/26/2010
Type: News
A new study released today from Climate Savers Computing Initiative highlights the need for efficiency improvements in commercial and home networking technologies.
Date: 07/27/2010
Type: News, Report

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