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Chemistry propels states in an “energy efficiency race to the top”

“Let’s cut in half the energy wasted by our homes and businesses over the next 20 years,” President Obama declared in his State of the Union address last week, seizing the opportunity to introduce a new “Energy Efficiency Race to the Top” program to encourage states to adopt stronger building energy standards and support combined [...]

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Politico event highlights energy efficiency as critical component of U.S. energy policy

We’ve said it before: reduced energy demand is the cleanest energy there is, and last week’s “Energy and the Presidency: The Shift from Campaigning to Policymaking” event helped to drive home that point for U.S. lawmakers and reporters in Washington, DC. Hosted by Politico, the event featured distinguished speakers Sens. Udall (D-Colo.), Manchin (D-W.V.) and [...]

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Combined heat and power holds a promising future for U.S. energy needs

The U.S Clean Heat & Power Association (USCHPA) wrapped up its annual conference last week in Washington, D.C., exploring the future of combined heat and power (CHP) within the industry’s ever-changing environment. The conference was especially timely, given President Obama’s executive order on industrial efficiency and CHP and the inclusion of key industrial energy efficiency [...]

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Why industrial energy efficiency and CHP are becoming a national priority

The White House released an Executive Order last week calling for greater use of combined heat and power (CHP) and other important means to boost industrial energy efficiency while reducing energy costs for American businesses. The U.S. chemistry industry is a leader and innovator in industrial energy efficiency, including CHP, which can produce energy twice [...]

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Energy efficiency can boost economic activity and create jobs, new study shows

“Energy-efficient manufacturing could spur $2 billion in annual economic activity, support 9,000 jobs and produce more than $71 million in local and state tax revenues,” the Detroit News reported last week, citing a study commissioned by the Michigan-based Energy Innovation Business Council (EIBC). The EIBC study examined energy efficiency across building equipment, ventilation, air conditioning, [...]

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Why “From Chemistry to Energy” calls for improving residential, commercial and industrial energy efficiency

Energy efficiency is one of the easiest and most cost-effective ways to achieve energy and cost savings, and no business, household or industrial facility could become more energy efficient without the innovations and discoveries driven by the chemical industry. That’s why “From Chemistry to Energy” is calling for maximizing energy efficiency’s contribution to the nation’s [...]

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ACEEE on energy efficiency: A little goes a long way, but a lot more can be done

Imagine being able to cut U.S. energy consumption by 60 per cent, create 2 million jobs and help save consumers about $2,600 per household – all in less than two generations’ time. When it comes to conserving energy, decisions we make today really do matter in the long run. Clearly, many Americans get it, having [...]

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New ACEEE white paper: “How to Avoid a Train Wreck: Replacing Old Coal Plants with Energy Efficiency”

A major transition is underway in America’s electricity sector as utilities retire coal-fired plants in response to new environmental regulations. Last week, the American Council for an Energy-Efficient Economy (ACEEE) published a white paper, “How to Avoid a Train Wreck: Replacing Old Coal Plants with Energy Efficiency,” which outlines how expanded investments in energy efficiency [...]

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How can Washington green America’s economy? ACC’s reply to the National Journal

ACC President Cal Dooley today posted a comment on the National Journal’s “expert” blog on Energy & Environment in response to reporter Amy Harder’s question, “How Can Washington Green America’s Economy?” It’s a challenging question, but one to which ACC has given a lot of thought. I’ve included Cal’s response below. As always, you are [...]

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