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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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President Obama's proposed budget calls for boosting funding to the Department of Energy by nearly 12 percent. The spending plan focuses on research and deployment of renewable energy, electric cars, biofuel, energy efficiency and nuclear technologies.
Date: 02/14/2011
Type: Blog
Photo credit: The New York Times.
The lower costs that can result from energy-efficiency improvements (e.g. better fuel economy, utility bill savings, etc.) can paradoxically encourage consumers to use more energy. This rebound effect can cause a net increase in energy consumption and greenhouse gas emissions.
Date: 03/07/2011
Type: Article
The Deputy Assistant to the President for Energy and Climate Change discusses progress made in the past year including ARRA, fuel economy standards for automobiles, appliance efficiency standards, and the greenhouse gas emissions inventory rule.
Date: 01/11/2010
Type: News
Institute for Energy Efficiency Global Advisory Board Member Arun Majumdar nominated to head the Department of Energy’s Advanced Research Projects Agency-Energy.
Date: 09/18/2009
Type: News
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
Even with financial incentives, a publicity campaign, and federal policies, homeowners are reluctant to take action to improve the energy efficiency of their homes.
Date: 02/15/2010
Type: Blog
John Boehner, Nancy Pelosi and Barack Obama.
Michael Kanellos of Greentech Media argues that clean, green, efficient energy is a popular bi-partisan issue nationwide and that the compromise that will come out of our newly divided government will be good for energy policy and green technology.
Date: 11/08/2010
Type: Blog
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

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