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President Obama signed an executive order that sets a national goal of 40 GW of new combined heat and power (CHP) by the end of 2020. This will decrease national GHG emissions; enhance grid security; and could save manufacturers at least $100 billion in energy costs over the next decade.
Date: 09/04/2012
Type: Article
The U.S. Senate may pass an energy bill without a cap-and-trade component so that shorter term initiatives such as energy efficiency can be pursued.
Date: 02/03/2010
Type: News
Obama promotes green jobs and discusses the Home Star program which will provide rebates for homeowners to pursue energy efficiency home upgrades.
Date: 03/02/2010
Type: News
As part of his We Can't Wait Initiative, President Obama announced seven solar and wind projects that will be expedited. Together these projects will produce 5,000MW of clean energy. Two of these projects are in California.
Date: 08/07/2012
Type: Article
The Performance-Based Rate model that has helped make European utilities energy efficient, now threatens to undermine efforts by setting unreasonably low standards. A next generation of regulations must be conceived.
Date: 06/01/2008
Type: Article
Panel
Co-sponsored by the Institute for Energy Efficiency, Game Changer: Unconventional Gas & Oil and the Energy Landscape brought together experts to discuss how to manage the controversial method of hydraulic fracturing.
Date: 03/13/2014
Type: News
The US must develop a diverse solution to the energy challenge through improved energy technologies and more energy efficiency.
Date: 07/28/2009
Type: Blog
The standards and research bodies need to work together to set the next generation of standards based on the available technology.
Date: 05/21/2009
Type: Slides, Video
New research looks at how moral suasion compares to monetary rewards.
Date: 02/05/2015
Type: Article
The energy market in the United States is undergoing a dramatic transformation, driven by technological advancement, market dynamics, and better policies and laws—none of which was possible a decade ago.
Date: 04/16/2015
Type: News

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