State Policy

Blog Post | October 2, 2013

Using the Energy-Water Nexus to Build Better Programs

In the pursuit of new and more significant energy efficiency savings, ACEEE has published several reports outlining some of the innovative ways utilities can help their customers reduce energy waste through program design and new technologies.

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Blog Post | July 26, 2013

Rollin’ on the River

Like the great river that is its namesake, Mississippi has been moving swiftly along on efforts to save residents and businesses money on their energy bills, and as a result is becoming a regional leader in energy efficiency. Governor Phil Bryant, the Mississippi Legislature, and the Mississippi Public Service Commission (MPSC) have all taken major steps recently to improve energy efficiency.

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Blog Post | July 11, 2013

Energy Efficiency Resource Standards Chart a Steady Course

Utilities and policymakers are increasingly turning to energy efficiency as a low-cost way to meet or curtail rising energy demand. One policy tool in particular—an energy efficiency resource standard (EERS)—has been instrumental in providing a framework for energy efficiency across the nation.

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Blog Post | June 28, 2013

Energy Efficiency in Louisiana Makes a Comeback

What had looked like a dead end for energy efficiency in Louisiana now looks like an opportunity for the state to be back on track.

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Blog Post | June 24, 2013

Louisiana’s Opportunity to Create Jobs and Save Residents and Business Billions on Their Energy Bills

Soon Louisiana could join the majority of states in the nation, including its neighbor Arkansas, in realizing the vast benefits of energy efficiency for its electric and natural gas customers.

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Blog Post | June 20, 2013

Leaders of the Pack: Utility Energy Efficiency Programs Innovate, Evolve, and Expand

In the last few years, customer-funded energy efficiency programs administered by utilities and statewide public benefits organizations have been developing innovative program designs, services, and delivery methods and expanding into new markets across the country.

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Press Release | May 30, 2013

Energy Efficiency Programs and Policies Could Save Louisiana Residents and Businesses over $4 Billion

New Orleans Already Beginning to Lead State in Energy Efficiency Efforts, but Tremendous Savings for Residents and Businesses Still Untapped

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Blog Post | May 1, 2013

State of Play: Obama’s Executive Order on CHP

Last year, President Obama issued an Executive Order recognizing the importance of industrial energy efficiency and combined heat and power (CHP). Accelerating Investment in Industrial Energy, issued on August 30, 2012, calls for increased coordination of several federal agencies to promote the benefits of and help remove barriers to CHP deployment.

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Blog Post | April 24, 2013

ACEEE in Four Places at Once

As many regular readers of our reports and blog posts know, for the past decade ACEEE has increasingly been working on energy efficiency policy at the state level, working with local allies to encourage the development and implementation of best-practice energy efficiency policies.  Our focus on states was brought home to us when we realized that our nation-trotting staff were testifying or conducting field work in four different states early this week.

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