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Blog Post | August 6, 2018

India’s new scorecard shows states are stepping ahead on energy efficiency

In India last week, ACEEE’s sister organization released the first-ever scorecard to track the energy efficiency efforts of India’s 29 states and capital, Delhi – a step forward for the country.

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Blog Post | August 2, 2018

Equity in energy efficiency: Summer Study speakers discuss topic

In our new Rural Energy Burden report, we find that low-income residents spend a much bigger share of their income on energy bills than other Americans. ACEEE has increasingly focused on this “energy burden” in recent years, because we want to make energy affordable for everyone. At our Summer Study on Energy Efficiency in Buildings next month, we will devote an entire panel to equity.

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Press Release | August 2, 2018

Rollback of fuel efficiency standards would cost consumers billions

Statement by Therese Langer, ACEEE Transportation Program Director

The Trump administration’s plan to roll back clean car standards will force Americans to pay more at the gas pump and increase air pollution that harms our health and the environment. 

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Blog Post | August 1, 2018

New programs nudge homeowners to switch to electric heat pumps

From coast to coast, several programs are starting to help homeowners switch from space and water heating fueled by oil, propane, and natural gas to high-efficiency heat pumps powered by clean electricity. Multiple studies have found such conversions will be necessary to achieve deep cuts in carbon dioxide emissions (see here and here), while also saving energy and money for customers.

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Blog Post | July 31, 2018

Just how smart can our buildings and grid be? Summer Study panel leader offers insights

From advanced data analytics and cybersecurity to artificial intelligence and blockchain, technology offers sweeping opportunities — and challenges — for energy efficiency. At our Summer Study on Energy Efficiency in Buildings next month, we will discuss these topics in a Monday plenary, sessions throughout the conference, and a tech-focused panel with more than two dozen speakers.

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Blog Post | July 30, 2018

Will Trump’s DOE soon propose to roll back light bulb standards? Here’s what’s at stake

The Trump administration will soon release a proposed rule on light bulb standards. The details are under wraps, but manufacturers have lobbied for an illegal rollback of strong standards with which they must comply beginning in 2020. Our new issue brief shows what’s at stake.

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Blog Post | July 27, 2018

Universities push to slash energy use: Summer Study speaker describes how

Across the United States, the push for net-zero energy buildings is gaining momentum. Because this trend holds great promise for deep energy savings, next month’s Summer Study on Energy Efficiency in Buildings will devote an entire panel — with 30 presentations — to the topic.

Register by July 31 to avoid late fees

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Blog Post | July 24, 2018

How can technology reshape energy efficiency? Summer Study speakers offer insights

A dizzying array of cutting-edge energy efficiency technology is available in today’s marketplace. Though many smart products are affordable, they remain vastly underutilized. The efficiency field seems to have a persistent and stubborn adoption gap. To explore the issue, ACEEE’s Summer Study on Energy Efficiency in Buildings will hold a tech-focused plenary in addition to dozens of related sessions.

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Blog Post | July 20, 2018

How can we unite people when talking about energy? Summer Study speaker explains

Words matter. Using the right ones can bring people together, while choosing the wrong ones (e.g., you’re actually smart) can get you in trouble. For this reason, I am pleased that our Summer Study on Energy Efficiency in Buildings next month will explore a broad range of topics, including energy messaging that can unite rather than divide us.

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Blog Post | July 19, 2018

Pickups gearing up for huge fuel economy improvements

Automakers are rolling out an impressive suite of fuel-saving technologies just as the US Department of Transportation (DOT) and US Environmental Protection Agency (EPA) seek to roll back vehicle efficiency and emissions standards. Many of these technologies will be applied to full-size pickups, the perennial poster child for going easy on domestic manufacturers when it comes to setting future fuel economy (CAFE) and greenhouse gas emission (GHG) standards.

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