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Author: Barton James

Barton James is ACCA’s President & CEO. He can be reached at

ACCA Fights Against Regulations from Congress and Federal Agencies

Leading up to the mid-term elections President Biden, Congress, and Federal Agencies were busy adding regulations and passing legislation that […]

Representative Welch Introduces E-Access Act

Representative Peter Welch (D-VT) introduced the E-Access Act, a bill to empower consumers with reliable access to their electric energy and natural gas consumption information.

Clean Energy Jobs Act Introduced

Senators Martin Heinrich (D-NM) and Tina Smith (D-MN) have introduced the Clean Energy Jobs Act, legislation that emphasizes and encourages the training and development of a clean energy workforce.

Train Your Team with ACCA

As the cooling season comes to a close, ACCA’s in-person, live virtual, and on-demand training series return. These courses provide […]

The IRA’s 179D Deduction: What You Need to Know

On August 16, 2022, President Biden signed the Inflation Reduction Act (IRA) into law. This sweeping legislation invests in clean […]

The Inflation Reduction Act Signed into Law – Aspects to Consider Leveraging for Your Business

President Biden signed the Inflation Reduction Act (IRA) of 2022 into law on Tuesday, August 16, 2022. One of the […]

Advocate for HVACR during the Congressional Recess

The August recess period is a time when Members of Congress return to their states and districts to hold events […]

Inflation Reduction Act Passes in Senate — What Does This Mean for HVACR?

The Senate on Sunday successfully passed its landmark climate, tax, and health care measure after making last-minute changes to secure […]

Get Inspired at ACCA Fall Meetings 2022

ACCA’s Fall Meetings 2022 offer the ideal place to learn, grow, connect, and be inspired. Taking place in Baltimore, MD, […]

Thousands of ACCA Resources at Your Fingertips

Becoming an ACCA member is only the beginning of your benefits. Did you know you have thousands of business resources […]

Highlighting Our Industry at ACCA 2022

ACCA would like to thank everyone who was able to join us in St. Louis for the ACCA 2022 Conference […]

U.S. DOE Proposes New Energy-Efficiency Standards

On June 13, 2022, the Biden Administration through the U.S. Department of Energy (DOE) proposed new energy-efficiency standards for residential […]

Providing for Our Industry Through Thick and Thin

As 2022 progresses, I’d like to take the time to share a few member benefits to help you have a […]

Mourning the loss of Jack Rise, ACCA Educational Program Instructor and ACCA Now Contributor

As we welcome the New Year and navigate new challenges with COVID-19, ACCA is saddened to share the passing of […]

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