Energy Efficiency as a Resource
Industrial and Commercial Self-Direct Energy Efficiency Programs: Misunderstood or In Need of Improvement?
ACEEE is not shy about extolling the benefits of energy efficiency. Energy efficiency as a resource is cost effective, low risk, and offers immediate reductions in harmful emissions—which is why energy efficiency programs administered by utilities or other entities can be found all over the country. But not all energy customers pay for or use energy efficiency programs in the same way.
Report: Combined Heat and Power Market Growth Varies from State to State, Requiring More Than Supportive Policies for Greater Deployment
CHP Already Providing Over 12% of U.S Electricity, but More Efforts Are Needed to Overcome Market Barriers and Mitigate Uncertainty
Arkansas Energy Efficiency Investments Would Create Thousands of Local Jobs and Save Customers Billions
State Already On Track to Becoming the Most Energy Efficient in Southeast
Texas Energy Efficiency Investments Would Save Money for Consumers and Businesses While Creating Thousands of Jobs
Investments Would Provide Cheaper Energy than Creating New Power Plants
Washington, D.C. — The ability for utilities to profit from their energy efficiency programs provides strong motivation to create, support, and deliver successful programs according to a report released today by the American Council for an Energy-Efficient Economy (ACEEE). Research conducted by ACEEE found that electric and natural gas utilities able to earn a financial return on their achievements with customer energy efficiency programs are likely to be industry leaders in terms of their financial support for customer energy efficiency programs.
2010 was a mixed year for energy efficiency with significant progress at the state level, but ultimately only modest success to show on the national level, particularly from Congress. As our 2010 ACEEE State Energy Policy Scorecard documented, progress continued to be made at the state level.
Reaching the Tipping Point: Majority of States Have Now Adopted Energy Efficiency Resource Standards
Washington, D.C. — While the prospect of passing a comprehensive national energy policy remains uncertain for the 112th Congress, two states reminded the country last week that bold energy efficiency policies, which will save consumers and businesses millions in wasted energy costs, can win bipartisan support.
Washington, D.C. — Maryland's legislators gave final approval this week to two landmark energy bills that together aim to reduce the state's energy consumption by 15% by 2015. The legislation, proposed by Governor Martin O'Malley, sets the stage for Maryland to become a leader in capturing the benefits of energy efficiency.