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Intel joins American Council for an Energy-Efficient Economy and others to support Energy Efficiency Resource Standard in US

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Last month Intel signed on to a statement with non-government organizations, public agencies and other companies to support a nationwide Energy Efficiency Resource Standard (EERS). The Digital Energy Solutions Campaign (DESC), a coalition that Intel co-chairs along with Dell, also sent a letter to Senator Bingaman urging the US Senate Committee on Energy & Natural Resources to consider an EERS.

An Energy Efficiency Resource Standard encourages utilities to achieve a certain level of energy savings. This could be done by helping their customers save energy or by improving the energy efficiency of their own distribution systems – for example. The aim is to accelerate investment in energy-saving technologies and products to slow growth in the consumption of electricity across the US.

Information and communication technologies (ICT) have an important role to play in improving the ene.... We are working to advance public policies (like an EERS) that promote the use of ICT solutions as a way to solve our nation’s energy challenges - not to mention inspire innovation and help mitigate climate change.

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