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2011-01-03 12:33:23

California has become the first state in the country to require a new standard for screw-base light bulbs. Experts say that the new rules, which took effect New Year's Day, will save residents money and energy.  California is already the nation's leader in energy-efficiency standards. According to Tracy Seipel of San Jose Mercury News, "As of Saturday, what used to be a 100-watt light bulb manufactured and sold in California will have to use 72 watts or less. The 72-watt replacement...

2010-12-23 00:00:53

"Common sense legislation" advocated by SIA-led coalition would correct misdirected energy efficiency requirements Alexandria, Va. (Vocus) December 22, 2010 A major legislative fix for the security industry needs only the president's signature to become law after the Senate on Tuesday night passed a bill backed by a Security Industry Association (SIA)-led coalition. The Energy Independence and Security Act (EISA) of 2007 requires electronic devices to meet certain efficiency standards...

2010-12-21 11:04:00

WASHINGTON, Dec. 21, 2010 /PRNewswire-USNewswire/ -- Charles T. Drevna, president of NPRA, the National Petrochemical and Refiners Association, today expressed disappointment and concern over the decision of an appeals court to uphold the Environmental Protection Agency's recent changes to the federal Renewable Fuels Standard program (RFS2). At issue in the petition before the U.S. Court of Appeals for the District of Columbia Circuit was the establishment of certain retroactive renewable...

2010-12-15 08:00:00

DANVERS, Mass., Dec. 15, 2010 /PRNewswire/ -- Public awareness of the federal phase out of incandescent light bulbs is growing, according to the third annual SYLVANIA Socket Survey, released today. Beginning in 2012 with the 100-watt bulb, 36 percent of Americans reported that they are aware of the phase out -- up 10 percent from 2009. While a large majority still uses incandescent bulbs, 60 percent plan to switch to light-emitting diode (LED), compact fluorescent (CFL) or halogen...

2010-04-09 11:50:00

WASHINGTON, April 9 /PRNewswire-USNewswire/ -- Important segments of the commercial truck industry -- dealers and drivers -- in a letter to U.S. Transportation Secretary Ray LaHood voiced their strong opposition today to a Senate bill that would nullify fuel economy rules established by Congress under the Energy Independence and Security Act (EISA) of 2007. Legislation currently before the Senate (S. 1733, "Clean Energy Jobs and American Power Act") would transfer the authority of the...

2010-04-01 12:39:00

WASHINGTON, April 1 /PRNewswire-USNewswire/ -- Securing America's Future Energy (SAFE) today praised the Obama administration for implementing aggressive national fuel economy goals for cars and light trucks. (Logo: http://www.newscom.com/cgi-bin/prnh/20100215/SAFELOGO) "It is gratifying to see the president following through on his pledge to pursue aggressive yet achievable fuel economy standards," SAFE President and CEO Robbie Diamond said. "It is important, however, to remember that...

2010-01-06 12:27:02

Rice University's Baker Institute for Public Policy paper cites economic, environmental and logistical shortcomings The United States needs to fundamentally rethink its policy of promoting ethanol to diversify its energy sources and increase energy security, according to a new policy paper by Rice University's Baker Institute for Public Policy. The paper, "Fundamentals of a Sustainable U.S. Biofuels Policy," questions the economic, environmental and logistical basis for the billions of...

2009-10-23 11:51:00

NEW YORK, Oct. 23 /PRNewswire-USNewswire/ -- The National Automobile Dealers Association, at a hearing on Friday, urged the federal agencies in charge of finalizing fuel economy and greenhouse gas rules for motor vehicles to work toward a unified and consistent single, national standard that clearly rejects the "flawed patchwork" approach adopted by a state air resources board in California. Testifying on behalf of auto dealers, Forrest McConnell, chairman of NADA's regulatory affairs...

2009-10-02 08:00:00

SAN FRANCISCO, Oct. 2 /PRNewswire/ -- Today, Lemnis Lighting, Inc., the leader in LED lighting innovations, announced the consumer launch of the Pharox60 LED bulb available exclusively online at www.mypharox.com. The Pharox60, the first true replacement for the incandescent bulb, represents a transformative technology for consumers looking to cut electricity costs and realize a quick return on an investment in the most efficient residential lighting solution on the market. Based on a...

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2009-06-17 11:45:00

On Wednesday, a U.S. Senate committee approved a comprehensive energy package that would require utilities to generate 15 percent of electricity from renewable sources like solar and wind power.Utilities would be able to meet about a quarter of their renewable requirements through energy efficiency gains. The Senate Energy and Natural Resources Committee voted 15 to 8 in favor of the legislation that would require the Energy Department to create an emergency reserve of 30 million barrels of...


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