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Blog Post | April 8, 2011

Location Efficiency: The Energy Efficiency Opportunity of “Where” Is Here

How does where we build our homes, businesses, and transportation infrastructure impact our energy use?  A recent U.S. Environmental Protection Agency report  attempts to tackle just that question. The report analyzes the energy use associated with different housing and neighborhood types. It also serves as a concise and readable primer on research related to the energy implications of “location efficiency.”

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Blog Post | March 8, 2011

ACEEE Launches New Web-Based Resource in Response to Opportunities in Local Energy Efficiency Policy

Local policy is becoming an increasingly important driver for energy efficiency with local governments and other local leaders continuing to create innovative solutions even when federal and state leadership is lacking. Additionally, local governments have many responsibilities and relationships that put them in a unique position to effectively translate energy efficiency goals into successful implementation, and ultimately create tangible on-the-ground results. 

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Blog Post | August 18, 2010

Spotlight on States and Communities

As hopes for comprehensive national energy policy melted away this summer, focus shifts back to states and communities.

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Press Release | December 23, 2009

Federal Dollars Fuel Local Efficiency: Cities Ready to Lead

Washington, D.C. - In a new report released today, ACEEE presented profiles of over 40 municipal energy efficiency programs as a guide for cities and counties preparing to implement federally-funded energy efficiency and conservation plans.

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Press Release | July 13, 2009

ACEEE Releases Job Calculator for Energy-Saving Stimulus Projects

UPDATE: The calculator is out of date. If you'd like help estimating job creation in relation to energy efficiency, please contact our chief economist, Jim Barrett.

Washington, D.C. — Today the American Council for an Energy-Efficient Economy (ACEEE) published a jobs calculator for estimating the employment impacts of energy efficiency projects funded through the 2009 American Recovery and Reinvestment Act (ARRA).

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