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February 19, 2014
Did you know that motors use about half of the electricity in the U.S.? From large industrial machines, to commercial equipment, to home appliances, to even our computers and smart phones, motors are everywhere. Unfortunately we don’t have...
October 21, 2010
On October 18, 2010, the U.S. Department of Energy (DOE) held a public meeting to discuss new minimum efficiency performance standards (MEPS) for electric motors currently under consideration by DOE. Neal Elliott, Associate Director for Research...
June 23, 2009
The "Motor Crusher Credit" (actually entitled the Motor Efficiency Rebate Program) passed out of the Senate Energy Committee last Wednesday as Sec. 228 of the comprehensive energy bill the American Clean Energy Leadership Act. See ACEEE...
April 23, 2009
Well, the month of April has been a busy one in Washington Energy Policy circles. In addition to the Senate's energy efficiency in manufacturing legislation (S. 661), we are dealing with the House's Waxman-Markey climate legislation. One...
April 1, 2009
Yesterday, the Senate Energy Committee passed a rebate provision as part of its Energy Bill markup that would set a new 'crush for credit' program at DOE. This legislation creates a new energy-efficient motor rebate program for the...