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Blog Post | September 21, 2018

Energy Efficiency Day is two weeks away: Here’s what you can do

In just two weeks, on October 5, you can join a nationwide campaign (#EEDay2018) to shout out the multiple benefits of energy efficiency, from reducing energy waste and saving money to lessening pollution and creating jobs.

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Blog Post | September 20, 2018

Beyond the burbs: Saving energy in rural communities

The energy efficiency community is increasingly looking at efficiency programs through a new lens: equity. We ask ourselves not just how to save energy, but how to ensure that everyone has access to the cost savings and increased comfort that result from efficiency upgrades. To incorporate equity into research and program design, we need to consider location. Homes and businesses in rural areas often have unique energy needs that can make it challenging for utilities, state energy offices, nonprofits, and others to deliver energy savings.

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Blog Post | September 18, 2018

How Might Electrification Affect Electric and Gas Systems? Recent Studies Shed Both Light and Heat

Electrification is gaining a lot of attention as efforts mount to reduce greenhouse gas emissions (GHG) and address climate change. ACEEE sees an important role for energy efficiency in these efforts. In fact, we see beneficial electrification – that which reduces total energy, costs, and emissions – as a form of energy efficiency. It can complement traditional efficiency approaches, and together, they can help meet energy, GHG, and economic goals.

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Blog Post | September 12, 2018

States’ energy use correlates with efficiency policies, new data suggest

Energy use per capita varies widely by state, according to new data from the US Energy Information Administration (EIA). The lowest is in Rhode Island, where people consume five times less energy than those in Louisiana, which has the highest rate.

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Blog Post | September 6, 2018

California must go big on energy efficiency to be carbon-free by 2045

California’s official push toward a carbon-free electricity system, now awaiting the governor’s signature, will need dramatic contributions from energy efficiency to succeed.

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Blog Post | August 30, 2018

On Labor Day, we salute the 2.2 million-plus Americans who work to save energy

Tiffany Perrin seals leaky windows and walls. Sonny Gordon makes well-insulated building panels. Marilyn Bryce-Schanhals provides affordable, energy-saving home upgrades.

These are the faces of the growing energy efficiency workforce. In the United States alone, at least 2.25 million people work directly, some or all of their time, on energy-saving products and services. They outnumber all the workers who produce coal, oil, gas, and electricity, including renewables.

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Blog Post | August 23, 2018

Energy efficiency helps rural households afford energy bills

In rural South Carolina, Maxine Stroman struggled to pay her energy bills. Her husband had recently died, leaving her the sole source of income for their two young children. “I had to make some choices on whether to pay my high energy bill or cut back on my grocery bill or cut back on other day-to-day necessities,” she said.

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Press Release | August 14, 2018

ACEEE Presents 2018 Champions of Energy Efficiency in Buildings Awards

Pacific Grove, California—ACEEE presented three Champion of Energy Efficiency awards last night at its 20th biennial Summer Study on Energy Efficiency in Buildings. The awards recognize leadership and accomplishment in the energy efficiency field. Winners demonstrate excellence in research and development, energy policy, implementation and deployment, buildings leadership, or lifetime achievement. The 2018 winners are:

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Blog Post | August 7, 2018

Good news from the Midwest: Michigan emerges as energy efficiency powerhouse

Despite recent challenges and setbacks for energy efficiency in the Midwest, promising advances are also taking place.

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Blog Post | August 7, 2018

Zero energy ready homes gain ground: Summer Study speaker highlights trend

The push toward efficient, high-performance buildings has involved both technologies and programs. Next week, at ACEEE’s popular biennial Summer Study on Energy Efficiency in Buildings, more than 350 speakers will explore this promising trend — from data analytics and connected devices to building codes and federal programs.

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