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Measure Passed to Block Federal Energy Standards for Energy-Efficient Light Bulbs

18 Aug , 2017  

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Congress Is Still Fighting Over Energy-Efficient Light Bulbs Bloomberg Politics, July 27, 2017 Congressional Republicans renewed their effort to save the traditional light bulb, passing a measure to block federal energy standards that have come to symbolize government overreach for many consumers but are largely embraced by manufacturers as the cost of the newer bulbs […]

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Will Energy Efficiency Score Some Big Wins This Season?

20 Sep , 2015  

Will Congress score a touchdown or drop the ball on energy efficiency? ACEEE Blog, September 9, 2015. Image credit: Daniel X. O’Neil The NFL season is opening tomorrow, but the legislative season is already entering crunch time. Energy efficiency legislation is now on the field: energy efficiency titles are in the Senate bill, which passed out […]

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Keystone, Fracking, and the New Cost of Oil

18 Feb , 2015  

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Keystone, Fracking, and the New Cost of Oil Ryan Pollin for Zondits, February 18, 2015 When the Keystone XL pipeline extension project was first proposed in 2008, there was almost no one in the business who doubted it would be approved and completed within a few years. Seven years later, as the first agenda item […]

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Climate Deniers Well Represented Among US Governors

28 Jan , 2015  

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Climate Deniers Well Represented Among US Governors Gita Subramony for Zondits, January 28, 2015 Think Progress recently examined what US governors think about climate change. Using data from the Center for American Progress, they categorized governors’ records based on their climate change acceptance and policies. According to their analysis, 16 governors are climate change deniers, […]

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Shining an (Energy Efficient) Light into Congress’ “CRomnibus”

11 Dec , 2014  

Tuesday night, Congress pulled together its 1,600-page government spending bill, lovingly nicknamed the “CRomnibus” – a mix between the Continuing Resolution and an omnibus of budgets and various spending measures. Appropriations bills are notorious for containing dozens of “riders,” or small provisions tacked on in amendments that function as bargaining chips…

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Federal Agency Taking the Lead on EE Instead of Congress

26 Sep , 2014  

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Federal agency actions on energy efficiency under existing legislative authority are saving consumers money, creating jobs, reducing greenhouse gas emissions and air pollution, and reducing oil use and imports.

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