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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
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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
ACEEE released a report on miscellaneous energy loads in buildings, indicating that these loads consume $70 billion in energy each year. The author suggests that the efficiency of these loads could be increased 40% - 50%.
Date: 08/08/2013
Type: Article
Senator McCain spoke in Santa Barbara with a panel that included Governor Arnold Schwarzenegger, UC Santa Barbara Dean of Engineering Matthew Tirrell and other energy experts.
Date: 06/30/2008
Type: News
The energy issue presents an opportunity for policymakers and consumers to boost energy productivity.
Date: 02/01/2007
Type: Article
Today, energy efficiency is being used to solve societal and political problems, instead of individual companies trying to make their product cheaper as in the past.
Date: 05/21/2009
Type: Slides, Video
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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