Energy Efficiency

2014

October 6, 2014
IECA Congratulates Eastman Chemical Co. on EPA ENERGY STAR® Combined Heat and Power (CHP) Award

April 8, 2014
Eastman Chemical Co., CalPortland, Saint-Gobain, and Corning Inc. Win EPA ENERGY STAR© Partner of the Year Awards

February 19, 2014
IECA Annual Industrial Energy Efficiency Survey Results

2013

October 25, 2013
EPA’s ENERGY STAR Thanks IECA President for Presentation on Energy Efficiency in Steel Manufacturing

August 2, 2013
DOE Thanks IECA for Continuing Feedback in Contributing to Development of an Industrial Energy Efficiency Report to be Prepared for Congress on “Reducing Barriers to the Deployment of Industrial Energy Efficiency”

June 28, 2013
DOE Invites IECA to Contribute to Development of an Industrial Energy Efficiency Report to be Prepared for Congress on “Reducing Barriers to the Deployment of Industrial Energy Efficiency”

June 14, 2013
IECA Responds to Chairman Ed Whitfield on Industrial Energy Efficiency Barriers

June 5, 2013
IECA Sends Letter to DOE Secretary Moniz on H.R. 6582, the “American Energy Manufacturing Technical Corrections Act”

June 4, 2013
IECA Files Comments to FERC on Small Generator Interconnection Agreements and Procedures

March 11, 2013
Saint-Gobain, Eastman Chemical, CalPortland Win ENERGY STAR Partner of the Year Awards

February 19, 2013
IECA Urges ACEEE to Drop Opposition to Industrial Energy Efficiency Opt-Out

January 2013
IECA Annual Industrial Energy Efficiency Survey Results

2012

December 18, 2012
President Obama Signs Into Law H.R. 6582, the “American Energy Manufacturing Technical Corrections Act”

December 4, 2012
IECA Applauds Passage of H.R. 6582, the “American Energy Manufacturing Technical Corrections Act

October 30, 2012
IECA Presentation to EPA ENERGY STAR Conference: “The Potential U.S. Manufacturing Renaissance and its Implication for Reducing Energy Intensity”

October 9, 2012
IECA’s Annual Industrial Energy Efficiency Survey Results

September 26, 2012
IECA Applauds Senate Passage of the “Energy Savings and Industrial Competitiveness Act” as an Amendment to H.R. 4850
“This legislation will help identify federal and state policy barriers to increased industrial energy efficiency, demand response and greater use of combined heat and power, and study cost-effective policy alternatives.” (view press release)

September 7, 2012
IECA Comments on Energy Conservation Standards for Commercial and Industrial Electric Motors

July 31, 2012
IECA Calls for FERC to Stop Demand Response Discrimination against Manufacturers with Highly Variable Loads in Organized Electricity Markets

July 30, 2012
IECA Urges FERC to Take Control to Develop Demand Response and Energy Efficiency Measurement and Verification Standards

July 26, 2012
IECA Supports H.R. 4017, the “Smart Energy Act”
“This legislation will help identify federal and state policy barriers to increased industrial energy efficiency, demand response and greater use of combined heat and power, and will require the DOE to develop a strategy to double CHP capacity by 2020.”

July 23, 2012
IECA Supports S. 1000, the “Energy Savings and Industrial Competitiveness Act of 2011″

July 11, 2012
Saint-Gobain Testimony: Hearing on “The American Energy Initiative: Smart Energy Act” in a Subcommittee on Energy and Power and Subcommittee on Oversight and Investigations Joint Legislative Hearing

March 26, 2012
IECA Congratulates Eastman Chemical and Saint-Gobain on “ENERGY STAR Partner of the Year” Awards

2011

November 11, 2011
IECA Urges President Obama to Require EPA to Fully Utilize Energy Efficiency in Greenhouse Gas Emission Standards
(view press release)

May 13, 2011
IECA Comments to US EPA – Roadmap for Incorporating Energy Efficiency/Renewable Energy Policies and Programs into State Implementation Plans/Tribal Implementation Plans

March 30, 2011
Senator Stabenow EPA GHG Regulation Amendment – Not a Solution
“IECA strongly supports energy efficiency – but not costly EPA GHG regulation.”

March 18, 2011
IECA Comments to EPA on NSPS for Electric Utilities and Petroleum Refiners
“We urge the EPA to include energy efficiency as an option to comply with NSPS.”

March 3, 2011
IECA Support for Upton/Inhofe “Energy Tax Prevention Act of 2011″
“Instead, Congress (and the EPA) should support cost effective policies to promote industrial and building energy efficiency such as removing barriers to combined heat and power and waste heat recovery.”

2010

June 15, 2010
IECA Urges President Obama and Congress to Use Investment-Based Incentives – Not Mandates to Improve Energy Efficiency in Manufacturing Sector

April 19, 2010
DOE Industrial Technologies Program Presents “Superior Performance – a Road Map for Achieving Continual Improvements in Energy Efficiency”

February 23, 2010
IECA and Others Urge Congress to Include $4 Billion in Jobs Bill for Manufacturing Grant Program

2009

October 20, 2009
IECA President – Key Speaker at Department of Commerce – Manufacturing Roundtable on Energy Efficiency

May 7, 2009
Irene Kowalczyk, MWV, Testifies Before Senate Subcommittee on Energy on Barriers To Greater Use of Energy Efficient Combined Heat and Power
“Increasing CHP from 9 to 20 percent of US supply avoids 60 percent of US CO2 emissions growth.”
(view written testimony)

April 28, 2009
IECA President Testifies Before the House Subcommittee on Science and Technology
“The DOE Industrial Technologies Program is significantly under funded.”

March 30, 2009
IECA – Urges Changes to S. 661 “Restoring America’s Manufacturing Leadership through Energy Efficiency Act of 2009″
“Important changes are needed if the manufacturing sector is to invest in energy efficiency projects.”

2008

November 11, 2008
IECA Urges Congressional Leadership to Include Energy Efficiency Tax Incentives for Manufacturing in the Economic Stimulus Package

2007

September 25, 2007
IECA Testifies Before the House Energy and Environment Subcommittee on “Revisiting the Industrial Technologies Program: Achieving Industrial Efficiency”

2003

August 12, 2003
DOE Responds to IECA Policy Recommendations to Deal the Natural Gas Crisis
Vicky Bailey, Assistant Secretary, Office of Policy and International Affairs responded to IECA’s letter of July 15, 2003 thanking IECA for a comprehensive set of policy options addressing natural gas supply and price issues. Bailey concurs with IECA’s position “that energy efficiency and conservation should not be seen as the only solution in the short term.”

July 29, 2003
IECA Joins Thirty-Nine Organizations to Ask Congress to Vote “No” on an Amendment That Would Preempt EPA’s Efforts to Reform NSR
The letter, sent to members of the Senate says NSR reform is needed uniformly across the country and such an amendment would be detrimental to cost-effective solution.

July 28, 2003
DOE Responds to IECA Letter Convenes Federal Agencies to Discuss IECA Recommendation
Vickie Bailey, Assistant Secretary, Office of Policy and International Affairs responded to IECA‘s letter of June 23, 2003 stating support to develop alternatives for use of gas in power generation and improved energy efficiency. Ms.Bailey also said representatives from the White House and several Federal departments and agencies met to discuss IECA’s recommendation dealing with options to encourage temporary fuel switching from natural gas.

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