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September 2016

Press Release | September 27, 2016

California Golden Again on Energy Efficiency, Regains #1-State Spot in Tie with 6-Time Winner Massachusetts

10thAnniversary Energy Efficiency Scorecard Shows VT, RI, CT, NY Rounding Out Top 5; MO, ME, and MI are 3 Most Improved States; LA, KS, SD, WY, and ND at Bottom and Most in Need of Improvement

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Blog | September 20, 2016

Solar and energy efficiency need to work together like peanut butter and jelly

Energy efficiency and solar advocates have on occasion butted heads over which option should be implemented in homes and buildings first and how much should be installed before the other is considered. Here at ACEEE we believe that, like market solutions vs. energy efficiency programs, this is a false choice. Both are valuable and can, and should, work together as an integrated solution to create cleaner and cheaper energy.

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Press Release | September 19, 2016

ACEEE Announces Transitions on Board of Directors

Washington, DC—ACEEE is pleased to announce that Mandy Mahoney of the Southeast Energy Efficiency Alliance (SEEA) and David Parekh of United Technologies Research Center (UTRC) have joined ACEEE’s board of directors. In other transitions, Peter Molinaro (Dow Chemical, retired) and Maxine Savitz (independent) left the board. Ms. Savitz, who joined the board in 1985, will continue to serve ACEEE as board member emeritus.

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Blog | September 15, 2016

Energy efficiency should be placed on a level playing field in the Clean Energy Incentive Program

Despite the fact that energy efficiency is generally the least-cost option for states looking to comply with the Clean Power Plan, it has yet to be fully considered as a strategy for the Clean Energy Incentive Program (CEIP). This could result in reduced investment in energy efficiency which would mean increased electric costs and less money in the hands of communities.

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Blog | September 8, 2016

Studies suggest that past rates of energy efficiency improvement can be sustained

Can efficiency improvements achieved in past decades be sustained in the future?  How much impact does the rebound effect have on energy efficiency potential out to 2030, or even 2050?

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Blog | September 7, 2016

Expanding the energy efficiency toolbox through green banks

There are many tried-and-true tools in the energy efficiency toolbox. Programs in the utility sector that offer customers a variety of rebates, incentives, and technical services totaled more than $7 billion in 2014. In the private market, energy service performance contracts totaled more than $4 billion. And state energy offices loaned more than $74 million in revolving loans.

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Blog | September 1, 2016

The good, better, and best of the Phase 2 heavy-duty vehicle standards

Heavy-duty vehicle fuel efficiency and greenhouse gas emissions standards are a signature program of the Obama administration, initially adopted in 2011. The Department of Transportation (DOT) and the Environmental Protection Agency (EPA) adopted a second phase of the program last month, built on the success of the Phase 1 program. Phases 1 and 2 together will reduce fuel consumption of new heavy-duty vehicles by 25-48%, depending on vehicle type, between model years 2010 and 2027.

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