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Federation of American Scientists

Author(s): OurEnergyPolicy.org
Administrator
OurEnergyPolicy.org
Date: December 19, 2011 at 4:07 PM

The Federation of American Scientists develops and advances solutions to important security problems by educating the public and policymakers, promoting transparency, and carrying out research and analysis.

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Environmental Defense Fund

Author(s): OurEnergyPolicy.org
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OurEnergyPolicy.org
Date: at 4:02 PM

Founded in 1967 as the Environmental Defense Fund, we tackle the most serious environmental problems with strong science, innovative markets, corporate partnerships, effective laws and policy.

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Smart Electric Power Alliance

Author(s): OurEnergyPolicy.org
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OurEnergyPolicy.org
Date: at 4:01 PM

The Smart Electric Power Alliance (SEPA) is an educational nonprofit working to facilitate the electric power industry’s smart transition to a clean and modern energy future through education, research, standards and collaboration. SEPA offers a range of research initiatives and resources, as well as conferences, educational events, advisory services, and professional networking opportunities. SEPA is founder and co-sponsor of Solar Power International (now North American Smart Energy Week) and winner of the Keystone Policy Center’s 2016 Leadership in Energy Award. For more information, visit www.sepapower.org.

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Ceres

Author(s): OurEnergyPolicy.org
Administrator
OurEnergyPolicy.org
Date: at 3:55 PM

Ceres (pronounced “series”) is a national network of investors, environmental organizations and other public interest groups working with companies and investors to address sustainability challenges such as global climate change. Our mission: Integrating sustainability into capital markets for the health of the planet and its people.

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BlueGreen Alliance

Author(s): OurEnergyPolicy.org
Administrator
OurEnergyPolicy.org
Date: at 3:39 PM

The BlueGreen Alliance is a national, strategic partnership between labor unions and environmental organizations dedicated to expanding the number and quality of jobs in the green economy.

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American Gas Association

Author(s): OurEnergyPolicy.org
Administrator
OurEnergyPolicy.org
Date: at 3:35 PM

The American Gas Association, founded in 1918, represents 202 local energy companies that deliver natural gas throughout the United States. There are nearly 70 million residential, commercial and industrial natural gas customers in the U.S., of which 92 percent – more than 65 million customers – receive their gas from AGA members. AGA is an advocate for natural gas utility companies and their customers, and provides a broad range of programs and services for member natural gas pipelines, marketers, gatherers, international natural gas companies and industry associates. Today, natural gas meets almost one-fourth of the United States’ energy needs.

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Spending Bill Defunds Efficient Bulb Program

Author(s): OurEnergyPolicy.org
Administrator
OurEnergyPolicy.org
Date: at 8:55 AM

The spending bill being negotiated by the House and Senate is expected to fund the federal government for the remainder of the fiscal year. Notable among the bill’s energy-related measures is its defunding of the DOE program responsible for the energy-efficient light bulb standards due to take effect in 2012. The spending bill would not overturn these standards, but would effectively block DOE’s ability to enforce them. The standards are expected to phase out the 100 watt incandescent bulb in 2012, and phase out 40-, 60- and 75-watt incandescents by 2014. [New York Times]  The standards were passed on a… [more]

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Alliance to Save Energy

Author(s): OurEnergyPolicy.org
Administrator
OurEnergyPolicy.org
Date: December 16, 2011 at 2:45 PM

Founded in 1977 by Sens. Charles H. Percy (R-Ill.) and Hubert H. Humphrey (D-Minn.), the Alliance to Save Energy (the Alliance) is a nonprofit 501(c)(3) based in Washington, D.C., with a mission to promote energy efficiency worldwide to achieve a healthier economy, a cleaner environment, and greater energy security. For more than 30 years, the Alliance has been at the center of advancing energy efficiency programs and policies in the United States and in more than a dozen other countries. The Alliance’s role as a collaborative energy efficiency leader is reflected in the breadth of its elected board of directors,… [more]

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Better Building Initiative

Author(s): OurEnergyPolicy.org
Administrator
OurEnergyPolicy.org
Date: at 8:55 AM

As part of the Better Buildings Initiative, the Obama Administration announced a Presidential Memorandum on December 2, 2011 directing “nearly $4 billion in combined federal and private sector energy upgrades to buildings over the next 2 years.” The Administration’s announcement states that these “investments will save billions in energy costs, promote energy independence, and, according to independent estimates, create tens of thousands of jobs in the hard-hit construction sector.” $2 billion comes from private and non-Federal commitments, from companies such as 3M, GE and Alcoa, and state and local governments such as the State of Minnesota, the District of Columbia,… [more]

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Clean Energy Loan Guarantee Program

Author(s): Matthew Jordan
Program Manager
CLASP
Date: November 22, 2011 at 1:44 PM

The high-profile and controversial collapse of Solyndra and Beacon Power has led critics to question the integrity and merit of DOE’s loan guarantee program. Energy Secretary Steven Chu was asked to respond to these criticisms before a House Energy and Commerce subcommittee on 11/17/11. Rep. Stearns (R-FL), chairman of the subcommittee, said “it is readily apparent that senior officials in the administration put politics before the stewardship of taxpayer dollars” [NYT]. Dr. Chu denied this, arguing that a tough global market was to blame, that struggling loan recipients “got caught in a very, very bad tsunami.” He defended the value… [more]

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