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The Institute for Energy Efficiency is on of three academic centers in the country that focuses specifically on energy efficiency. The three organizations are receiving unprecedented government support and attention from the business community.
Date: 09/28/2009
Type: News, Video
Huge drops in energy use can be acquired through inexpensive investments in energy efficiency.
Date: 08/10/2009
Type: Blog
Speaking at Andrews Air Force Base on March 31, 2010, President Obama highlights the vigorous actions taken thus far by his administration on the issue of Energy Security, and outlines broad future plans which include expanded offshore oil and gas exploration, and the revival of nuclear activities.
Date: 03/31/2010
Type: Video
The Energy Department has concluded in an internal audit that it does not properly track whether manufacturers that give their appliances an Energy Star label have met the required specifications for energy efficiency.
Date: 10/18/2009
Type: News
EnergyGuide label
The Federal Trade Commission announced that TVs made after May 2011 will need to have the yellow EnergyGuide label showing estimated annual energy use and how they compare to similarly sized models.
Date: 10/28/2010
Type: News
The U.S. Environmental Protection Agency (EPA) and the U.S. Department of Energy (DOE) are honoring 128 businesses and organizations with the Energy Star’s Partner of the Year award for their commitment to saving energy and protecting the environment.
Date: 04/07/2015
Type: News
The U.S. Department of Energy and the Environmental Protection Agency establish the State Energy Efficiency (SEE) Action Network to help accelerate energy efficiency initiatives.
Date: 02/02/2010
Type: News
The EPA is proposing higher Renewable Fuel Standards including an increase in the percentage of biofuels that refiners must include in their gasoline and diesel.
Date: 02/04/2013
Type: Article
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
coal plant
The EPA announced that instead of mandating specific control technologies when it begins regulating greenhouse gas emissions next year, it will push coal plants and manufacturers to become more energy efficient. Efficiency improvements cut emissions and are less costly than other measures.
Date: 11/10/2010
Type: News

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