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“Through its fundamental commitment to flexibility, local choice, and cost-effectiveness, the Clean Power Plan sets the stage for a market-based transformation of the U.S. power sector that promises to help secure the nation’s prosperity for decades to come. In this competition of technologies and ideas as well as dollars and cents, energy efficiency has a remarkable opportunity to demonstrate its superior value proposition as the cheapest, cleanest, quickest, and most reliable way to reduce CO2 emissions and tackle climate change
The Senate Energy and Natural Resources Committee approved two bills that include provisions to advance energy efficiency in the U.S. Most unfortunately and curiously, one of the bills reported also includes an untenable provision that unduly hampers energy efficiency gains by delaying the establishment of new efficiency standards for furnaces.
“Yesterday, the Senate Energy and Natural Resources Committee took an important step towards enacting the first major energy bill in nearly a decade. The bipartisan Energy Policy Modernization Act of 2015 contains many provisions in the energy efficiency title that are supported by the Alliance to Save Energy. With the addition of several amendments noted below, the Senate bill provides a solid energy efficiency foundation for comprehensive energy legislation that should be enacted by Congress this year.
The Alliance to Save Energy (Alliance) has announced the 2015 Star of Energy Efficiency award recipients, which reflect a revamped slate of award categories, including the addition of a new award recognizing young professionals and students for their early-career accomplishments in advancing energy efficiency. The awards will be presented at the 23rd annual Evening with the Stars of Energy Efficiency Awards Dinner on September 17 at the Andrew W. Mellon Auditorium in Washington, D.C.
Camden County residents and property owners will be able ask questions and obtain information on their property’s flood hazard risk at an Open House scheduled to take place in Pennsauken Township on Wednesday, March 25 at the Camden County Boathouse , 7050 North Park Drive from 4 to 8 p.m.
WASHINGTON, D.C. - November 17, 2014 - (RealEstateRama) -- President Obama and Chinese President Xi Jinping announced an historic agreement to curb greenhouse gas (GHG) releases from their two nations which account for 40% of the world’s emissions. The United States, building on existing efforts, in which energy efficiency plays a very large role, will reduce emissions 26-28% by 2025 relative to 2005. China has committed to clean up its fast growing economy to reach peak emissions by no later than 2030.
WASHINGTON, D.C. - October 23, 2014 - (RealEstateRama) -- On the heels of its 10 year anniversary, The Green Building Initiative (GBI) announced two appointments to its Board of Directors that will continue to move the organization toward more engagement with national energy and environmental policy issues; Kateri Callahan, President of the Alliance to Save Energy, Washington D.C., and Richard Mitchell, President and Managing Principal at Mackenzie, an integrated design firm headquartered in Portland, Oregon.
WASHINGTON, D.C. - October 24, 2013 - (RealEstateRama) -- Sound energy policy prevailed as local and state governmental officials rejected dozens of builder-sponsored home efficiency rollback proposals in a three-day marathon meeting convened by the International Code Council (ICC) to develop the 2015 International Energy Conservation Code (IECC)
WASHINGTON, D.C. - February 6, 2012 - (RealEstateRama) -- The announcement by Mayor Vincent C. Gray that the District of Columbia will adopt the newest version of the International Energy Conservation Code (IECC), which sets energy standards for new home construction and renovations to existing homes, means energy cost savings for generations of D.C. homeowners.
Washington, D.C. - January 10, 2011 - (RealEstateRama) -- Winter’s chill pervades much of the nation, and escalating gas prices are putting their own chill down the spines of U.S. consumers. But until the spring thaw arrives, simple energy-efficiency steps at home and on the road – potentially supplemented by federal income tax credits for specific energy-efficiency home improvements – can take the sting out of high energy bills, says the Alliance to Save Energy
New Homes Can Be Energy-Efficient and Affordable, Reveals Study by Building Codes Assistance Project
Washington, D.C. - November 26, 2010 - (RealEstateRama) -- The average incremental cost of constructing a new home to meet the current energy efficiency building code – the 2009 International Energy Conservation Code (IECC) – comes to a mere $818.72, according to a recent study by the Building Codes Assistance Project (BCAP), a nonprofit advocacy organization that supports code adoption and implementation
Washington D.C, January 2008 – Already, many parts of the country are facing severe winter weather, although the season began only recently. And with average heating costs across the nation spiking about 11 percent over last winter’s, the Alliance to Save Energy recommends energy-efficiency measures to help consumers cut home energy bills, increase indoor comfort, and reduce power plant emissions that contribute to climate change.