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Industrial Assessment Centers (IAC)

April 15, 2013
The manufacturing sector is critically important to the U.S. economy, and this is reflected in the Obama administration’s FY 2014 budget request. The $365 million request for industrial energy efficiency through DOE’s Advanced...
February 26, 2013
Today I have the privilege of testifying before the House Energy and Commerce Committee. My hope is that this is the beginning of a discussion that will lead to federal energy efficiency legislation later this year. Congress has a unique...
October 18, 2012
Last month ACEEE released a new research report that finds that much of the coal-powered electric generating capacity expected to be retired in the near future could be replaced by cheaper and cleaner combined heat and power (CHP)....
April 26, 2012
Supporters of industrial energy efficiency and combined heat & power (CHP) can breathe a sigh of relief, and might be allowed some guarded optimism as a result of the recent FY2013 appropriations mark-up by the House Energy and Water...
March 16, 2012
ACEEE and the Alliance for Materials Manufacturing Excellence (AMMEX) remain impressed with the President’s focus on the importance of manufacturing to the American economy. So when the Administration released its budget request for fiscal...
November 29, 2011
The Industrial Assessment Centers (IAC) at the Department of Energy (DOE) have a long history of producing energy and cost savings for small and mid-sized manufacturers (to say nothing of the enormous workforce development benefits). But now...
October 7, 2011
The Industrial Assessment Center program is one of the most successful energy efficiency initiatives in the federal government. It has a long history, predating the Department of Energy itself, and serves several niches that are often overlooked...
July 20, 2011
A few months ago we reported on a dramatic increase in the Department of Energy‘s (DOE) budget request for the Industrial Technology Program (ITP), as well as a more prominent position for White House Manufacturing Counselor Ron Bloom on the...
February 1, 2010
The Department of Energy released their budget request for fiscal year 2011 today. While the Office of Energy Efficiency and Renewable Energy's budget is slated for a slight increase, the Industrial Technologies Program's budget request is...
January 4, 2010
On December 16, 2009, President Obama released a report on revitalizing manufacturing in the United States. The report lays out the current state of manufacturing in America, discussing seven key cost drivers, how government action—or...