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State and local code officials voted to adopt new building codes that will achieve 30% in energy savings, using the 2006 model code as the baseline, for commercial and residential buildings. The new code will impact building construction, additions, and renovations in 47 states and Washington DC.
Date: 11/02/2010
Type: Article, News
The long-awaited latest draft of the US energy and climate change bill was unveiled yesterday by Senators John Kerry and Joe Lieberman. But the American Council for an Energy-Efficient Economy (ACEEE) says the proposal does much less for energy efficiency than previous major climate change bills.
Date: 05/13/2010
Type: News
There is great potential to reduce energy consumption and minimize its total cost by using existing technologies—and without changing the everyday habits of consumers.
Date: 01/26/2010
Type: Article
The residential building sector of the US has enormous potential for greenhouse gas emissions reductions, but high upfront costs and lack of consumer understanding of energy efficiency advantages are some of the issues obscuring this opportunity.
Date: 01/25/2010
Type: News
Tougher appliance and auto standards have spurred business investment in energy efficiency.
Date: 12/01/2011
Type: News
Exelon is the latest utility to leave the US Chamber of Commerce over opposition to the Chamber's negative stance on the Waxman-Markey climate change bill.
Date: 09/29/2009
Type: Blog, News
Venture capitalists are shifting their clean technology investment strategy to focus less on high-risk technologies and more on ideas that could have faster payoffs.
Date: 08/11/2011
Type: Article
Building owners begin measuring energy use in order to comply with the Clean and Affordable Energy Act of 2008 which requires public disclosure of enegry ratings beginning in 2012.
Date: 12/22/2009
Type: News
Executive Order 13514 addresses energy efficiency in electronics, servers, and data centers and sets ambitious goals for energy efficiency in buildings for all federal agencies.
Date: 10/07/2009
Type: News
The Climate Bill would spur advanced energy research and integration of alternative energy sources into electrical grids, but in the short run could cut electrical consumption and reduce utility profits.
Date: 10/14/2009
Type: Blog

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