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August 2012

August 28, 2012
The Department of Transportation and the Environmental Protection Agency today finalized federal car and light truck fuel economy and greenhouse gas emissions standards for model years 2017 to 2025. The standards, together with those previously...
August 16, 2012
Advanced utility meters (so-called “smart meters”), coupled with in-home displays or feedback devices, provide the means by which residential energy consumers can become more knowledgeable about their energy consumption practices....
August 9, 2012
ACEEE recently published a report ranking the energy efficiency of the world’s 12 largest economies. Unfortunately, the U.S. isn’t even in the running for a top spot. With a long history of energy efficiency advocacy and a supportive...
August 7, 2012
As the energy efficiency of products, homes, and businesses improves, it becomes less expensive to operate them. The rebound effect postulates that people increase their use of products and facilities as a result of this reduction in operating...
August 2, 2012
NOTE: This blog article revises and updates a previous entry. “Is There an Energy Efficiency Gap?” is the title of a recent article by Hunt Allcott and Michael Greenstone published in the Journal of Economic Perspectives....