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Statement by Maggie Molina, Senior Director of Policy
DOE energy program can continue.  For ACEEE welcomes the new Congressional budget deal. Especially as a promising sign of bipartisan cooperation. The deal also maintains funding for essential programs that work with the private sector. Most importantly, to create jobs. Also spur economic growth, and transform energy waste into wealth.

DOE Energy Program

It will continue essential work done by the Department of Energy (DOE) energy program.  For that’s including these multiple energy programs:

  1. Building Technologies Office. All which has helped the average household save almost $500 a year in energy costs through appliance standards.
  2. In addition, the Advanced Manufacturing Office. All which develops new products and markets that boost the competitiveness of American businesses;
  3. Weatherization Assistance Program, which provides thousands of skilled construction jobs via home energy upgrades for low-income families
  4. Furthermore, the State Energy Program. That which supports efficiency programs within the states. Most importantly with broad state discretion.
  5. Then, the Vehicle Technologies Office. For they are who develop fuel efficiency technologies and better batteries.
  6. Finally, the Federal Energy Management Program. All which saves taxpayer dollars by lowering the federal government’s energy bills.

Energy programs for water conservation
Deep EPA Cuts to Energy Program

The deal also avoids deep cuts to the Environmental Protection Agency. As a result, the popular ENERGY STAR® program that helps consumers pick efficient appliances is unlikely to see significant cuts this fiscal year.

We urge Congress to continue to include such funding for these programs as it begins consideration of the Fiscal Year 2018 budget later this month.


There has been a lot of talk about the state of the world economy and the global political climate. Especially in recent years. In many ways, this is a good thing. Economic and political trends are important indicators of our collective well-being.

If it seems like the world is getting worse, it’s important to remember that we don’t have to be. If it seems like things are going well, it also pays to remember that things can change very quickly.

The most important thing is to be able to respond to these shifts as they happen. The best way to help is to be informed. That’s where we come in.
The Energy Program: Congress Takes a Promising Step on the Budget is a how-to guide on how to cut your energy costs while simultaneously improving the environment and doing your part to protect the planet. This guide covers everything from the basics of energy efficiency to the latest trends in solar panels and geothermal energy.

About ACEEE: The American Council for an Energy-Efficient Economy

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