Tag Archives: 2014


Energy Efficiency Improvement Act of 2014 Done for the Year?

Energy Efficiency Improvement Act of 2014 Done for the Year?

The Energy Efficiency Improvement Act of 2014 has hit a roadblock in the US Senate this week, as retiring Sen. Tom Coburn (R-Okla.) blocked a motion to expedite passage of the federal energy legislation. Among its provisions, the bill sought to create new metrics for measuring energy use in federal data centers – and enforce new energy efficiency standards.


NRDC’s Year-End Series: Reviewing 2014 Efficiency Standards

The Department of Energy (DOE) this year set final energy efficiency standards for seven products ranging from electric motors to commercial refrigeration equipment that will save consumers more than $54 billion net on their utility bills by 2030 and also proposed …


The 2014 ACEEE Energy Efficiency Scorecard: A Zondits Synopsis

Each year the ACEEE ranks each of the states and the District of Columbia based on their energy efficiency policies and actions. The yearly rankings are a great way to see how efficiency is progressing (or stalling) across the United States.

2014 ACEEE State Energy Efficiency Scorecard

See It Here First: The 2014 ACEEE State Energy Efficiency Scorecard

Conversations about energy use in the United States often revolve around the need to support the growth of our national economy by expanding the energy supply. In fact, however, we have a resource that is cleaner, cheaper, and quicker to deploy than building new supply—energy efficiency.

Nobel Prize

2014 Nobel Prize for Physics Awarded for Blue LED Invention

The 2014 Nobel Prize in Physics was awarded on Tuesday to Isamu Akasaki, Hiroshi Amano and Shuji Nakamura for the invention of efficient blue light-emitting diodes (LEDs), which have “enabled bright and energy-saving white light sources.”