Research & Development (R&D)

Blog | May 5, 2014

Introducing ACEEE’s new and improved State and Local Policy Database

State and local governments are laboratories for innovation in energy efficiency policies and programs. Policymakers, regulators, and citizens at all levels increasingly recognize that energy efficiency is crucially important to their economies and are increasingly taking action and seeking information on policies and programs in their communities. Today ACEEE is launching a new database tool that highlights the energy efficiency leadership—and opportunities for improvement—of state and local governments around the United States.

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Press Release | November 6, 2013

Massachusetts Most Energy-Efficient State in 2013 with California Close Behind at #2, Mississippi is Most Improved

Top 10 States Ranked in Energy Efficiency Scorecard: MA, CA, NY, OR, CT, RI, VT, WA, MD, and IL

5 States Most Needing Improvement : ND, WY, SD, AK, MS

5 Most Improved States: MS, ME, KS, OH, and WV

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Press Release | October 5, 2011

Efficient Water Heating Technologies Can Save Consumers Nearly $18 Billion

Emerging Technologies Increase Consumer Choice and Improve Performance


Washington, D.C.—New energy-efficient water heating technologies and practices can save residential and commercial buildings on average 37% more energy than conventional technologies. These energy savings could be worth nearly $18 billion, according to a new study of emerging technologies released today by the American Council for an Energy-Efficient Economy (ACEEE).

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Press Release | March 29, 2011

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


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Press Release | December 8, 2010

Special ACEEE 30th Anniversary Awards Celebrate Visionaries and Leaders

14 Awards Presented to Those Who Advance Energy Efficiency

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Blog | August 15, 2010

Welcome to Summer Study 2010!

Welcome to Summer Study! When ACEEE hosted the first Summer Study in 1980 at the University of California, Santa Cruz, we were a brand new organization of volunteers. Since then, we’ve grown into a professional organization of 40 full-time staff while the Summer Study has grown from about 100 participants in 1980 to a sell-out crowd of over 1,000 this year. During the past 30 years, we’ve had many accomplishments, but many more challenges lie ahead.

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Blog | August 13, 2010

Carbon Sequestration Measures Can Be Bolstered by Federal R&D Funding

As the debate rages on as to whether carbon capture and sequestration (CCS) technology will be a viable alternative to low-carbon energy sources, some companies are exploring a different approach altogether. An article in ClimateWire today details a number of efforts to sequester carbon dioxide for use in profitable products, including what some are calling "green cement," which involves injecting CO2 into seawater as a step in concrete production.

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Blog | January 4, 2010

Obama's "Framework for Revitalizing American Manufacturing" a Step in the Right Direction

<p><a href="/uploaded_images/Executive-Seal-763693.bmp"><img alt="" class="floatright" src="/uploaded_images/Executive-Seal-763672.bmp" /></a>On December 16, 2009, President Obama released a <a href="http://assets.usw.org/Releases/Misc/obama_adm_man_framework_121609.pdf">... on revitalizing manufacturing in the United States</a>.

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