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Congress Can Slash Emissions by Supporting New Low-Carbon Industrial Technologies

By Steven Nadel, Executive Director

As Congress prepares its budget reconciliation package, one of the most effective ways it can reduce the large greenhouse gas (GHG) emissions from the industrial sector is by supporting commercialization of transformative industrial technologies.

The federal government has funded research, development, and demonstration projects for some of the critical […]

Biden’s Efficiency Proposal for Manufactured Homes Must be Strengthened

 

A Biden administration proposal to set long-overdue efficiency standards for manufactured homes would yield some significant energy and carbon savings, but it risks allowing manufacturers to continue producing many inefficient models, leaving residents—including many low-income households—with high energy costs.

Energy efficiency requirements for manufactured homes (sometimes called mobile homes) have not been updated […]

How to Fund Efficiency in Affordable Housing? Finance Forum Speakers Offer Insights

By Wendy Koch, Senior Director, Marketing & Communications

During the COVID-19 pandemic, many low- to moderate-income households have struggled to pay their energy bills, as millions have lost critical income and many face higher utility bills because of increased time spent at home. Their homes, in particular, would benefit from energy-saving upgrades to reduce […]

Biden’s Plan Needs These Bold Measures to Better Tackle the Climate Crisis

 

Biden’s Plan Needs These Bold Measures to Better Tackle the Climate Crisis

By Steven Nadel, Executive Director

As we recently noted, President Joe Biden’s proposed jobs and infrastructure plan includes unprecedented investments to address climate change, in part through energy efficiency. So far, the proposal is high level, with […]

Massachusetts Steps Up Energy-Saving Policies in Major Climate Law

Sets Appliance Efficiency Standards and Sets Path for Strong Building Codes

In a far-reaching climate bill scheduled to be signed today, Massachusetts commits to halving greenhouse gas emissions by 2030 and achieving net-zero emissions by 2050, while embracing new energy-saving policies to help achieve the targets. The law sets efficiency standards for 17 residential […]

Texas Blackouts Offer a Lesson for Reducing Dangerous Spikes in Energy Demand

 

Texas Blackouts Offer a Lesson for Reducing Dangerous Spikes in Energy Demand

By Steven Nadel, Executive Director

The historic winter storm across the central United States brought a fierce chill into the homes of millions of Texans who lost electric power. Extended outages played a role in many of the fatalities as some […]

Webinar: Supporting Rural Communities with State Energy Efficiency Policy

Date and time: Thursday, January 14, 1:00 PM – 2:00 PM ET

State energy efficiency policies are a key tool for delivering energy savings to rural communities across the country. State regulators and policymakers are using a variety of policies – such as energy efficiency resource standards and performance incentives – to […]

Announcement of Webinar on January 14

Supporting Rural Communities with State Energy Efficiency Policy

Date and time: Thursday, January 14, 1:00 PM – 2:00 PM ET

State energy efficiency policies are a key tool for delivering energy savings to rural communities across the country. State regulators and policymakers are using a variety of […]

Webinar: City Efforts to Realize Low-Carbon, Equitable Transportation, Thursday, December 10

City Efforts to Realize Low-Carbon, Equitable Transportation

Date and time: Thursday, December 10, 12:00 PM – 1:00 PM ET

Transportation has replaced the power sector as the largest emitter of greenhouse gases (GHG) in the United States. Local governments and metropolitan regions play a critical role in maximizing this sector’s […]

Groups Urge Biden to Use Existing Authorities to Cut Energy Waste, Carbon from Buildings

New ACEEE briefs give detailed recommendations for manufactured and federally backed housing, federal buildings

In a Biden administration, half a dozen federal agencies should use their authority under existing laws to create jobs, reduce consumers’ utility bills, and mitigate climate change by reducing energy waste from homes and buildings, a […]