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Energy Policy Act of 2005

January 16, 2006
The U.S. Congress passed the Energy Policy Act of 2005 in August after about five years of work. But as soon as the ink was dry, energy prices started climbing, driven by tight energy markets and the Hurricanes Katrina and Rita. As a result, many...
September 19, 2005
On August 8th, President Bush signed the Energy Policy Act of 2005 into law after 4 ½ years of work by Congress. The new law deals with a wide array of topics including energy efficiency, renewable energy, coal, oil, gas, and nuclear power...
September 19, 2005
Hurricane Katrina is first and foremost a tragedy in human terms. Several ACEEE staff have friends or relatives who are directly affected by the storm's damage, reminding us that we are all connected, even though hundreds of miles separate us...
July 31, 2005
Background and Calendar. Congress undertook omnibus energy legislation beginning in 2001, following issuance of the President's National Energy Policy report. The House of Representatives passed comprehensive energy legislation in August 2001...
May 31, 2005
This summary is divided into three sections – equipment efficiency standards, tax incentives, and other efficiency provisions. In each section, we summarize the House provisions, the Senate provisions, and ACEEE's recommendations for...
February 15, 2005
For the fifth year in a row, Congress will try to pass an Energy Bill. President Bush called for a bill in his State of the Union Address, and Congressional leaders have made energy a moderate priority for the coming year. Senate Majority Leader...