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September 2018

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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