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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
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
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
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
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
Despite continued growth and government investment in the clean technology sector, the U.S. may be losing its competitive edge to more proactive countries like China due to the lack of a national clean energy policy.
Date: 06/16/2010
Type: News, Video
After months of anticipation, the EPA has finally released its Energy Star label for data centers. The label should incite competition for energy efficiency improvements, as the agency plans to award the label to only the top 25% of centers in a given industry.
Date: 06/08/2010
Type: Article
The California Public Utilities Commission has proposed a ruling that EV service stations will not be regulated like public utilities. While service companies see this as good news, the state's utility companies are split in their responses.
Date: 05/26/2010
Type: News
Companies have begun to take a second look at operations and infrastructure, and are finding a lot of room for improvement, using power-conserving equipment, efficient light bulbs and keen energy management.
Date: 05/19/2010
Type: 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

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