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A new report from the Center for American Progress and Energy Resource Management explores energy efficiency policy at the state level. The study found that state policies have driven private investment into energy efficiency projects, created new jobs and cut energy costs for homes and businesses.
Date: 09/21/2010
Type: Report
DOE seal.
For the first time in decades, the DOE is enforcing energy-efficiency standards for products like refrigerators and light bulbs; the paltry fines, however, may not be enough to make corporations shape up.
Date: 09/15/2010
Type: News
Opower energy savings
Utilities and energy efficiency service companies that automatically enroll customers in efficiency programs with an option to "opt-out" see much higher participation rates (and hence, greater efficiency savings) than companies that require consumers to "opt-in."
Date: 09/14/2010
Type: Blog
Electricity lines.
This opinion piece lays out the importance of consumer education in creating smart grid policy.
Date: 09/08/2010
Type: Article, Blog
Utility-scale energy storage.
California's AB 2514, a bill mandating utility-scale energy storage, passes the state Senate, paving the way for viable and cost-effective energy storage systems.
Date: 08/25/2010
Type: News
President Obama.
Energy Secretary Steven Chu and Vice President Joe Biden announce that--thanks in part to funding from the Recovery Act--the country is on track to achieve three major energy goals set out by the Department of Energy, including cheaper, more efficient car batteries and cheaper solar power.
Date: 08/24/2010
Type: News
The Senate recently introduced a new version of the Storage Act that allocates $1.5 billion in tax credits for energy storage technologies.
Date: 08/18/2010
Type: Article
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The DOE reports that less than 9% of the funds awarded in energy efficiency block grants has been spent, leaving the economy somewhat unstimulated.
Date: 08/16/2010
Type: Article
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Instead of fighting with corporations over energy legislation, the British government has adopted a collaborative policy of seeking advice on reducing energy consumption from businesses that have already made energy efficiency improvements.
Date: 08/11/2010
Type: Blog
The Association of Home Appliance Manufacturers and the American Council for an Energy-Efficient Economy reached an agreement to increase the efficiency of most major home appliances, including refrigerators, freezers, washers, dryers, dishwashers and air conditioners.
Date: 08/04/2010
Type: Article, News

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