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October 2016

Press Release | October 25, 2016

EPA Urged to Level the Playing Field for Energy Efficiency in the Clean Power Plan

More Than 50 Groups Join ACEEE in Clean Energy Incentive Plan Proposal

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Blog | October 18, 2016

Our new guide helps separate the Pikachus from the Digletts of energy efficiency behavior-change programs

In the energy efficiency world, programs that reduce energy use by targeting human behavior are relatively few, but proliferating quickly. In 2013, some US states claimed as much as 28% of their energy efficiency savings from behavior change programs. Like Pokémon Go characters in the wild, some behavior change programs are common, well-known, and seen everywhere. Others are rare and largely unknown.

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Blog | October 14, 2016

New research shows Michigan could actually profit from Clean Power Plan compliance

My home state of Michigan recently released two reports summarizing how Michigan could comply with EPA’s Clean Power Plan requirements.  As has been the case with numerous other analyses, they found energy efficiency to be a core strategy for reducing the total costs of Clean Power Plan (CPP) compliance.  In fact, the modeling showed energy efficiency would help Michigan achieve excess carbon credits, which could be sold to oth

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Blog | October 12, 2016

Here’s how we scale up participation and savings in residential retrofits

Our existing housing stock is an underutilized energy efficiency resource. We’ve only scratched the surface of its potential to save energy. Decades of research and thousands of retrofits show that even the most basic home retrofits can cut energy use by 15-20% while more comprehensive retrofit projects can double or even triple the energy savings. Residents benefit not only from lower energy bills, but also from improved comfort, better health, and safer, more durable homes. Despite the widely-documented benefits of whole home retrofits, demand for retrofits lags.

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