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March 14, 2014
ACEEE and the Great Plains Institute (GPI) have teamed up to catalyze action in the Midwest in support of President Obama’s August 2012 executive order on industrial energy efficiency and combined heat and power (CHP), which set a goal of...
August 2, 2013
Chicago is making an existing energy-use disclosure ordinance more user friendly for citizens. In the 1980s, the city passed a law allowing potential homebuyers and renters access to utility information for houses and apartments of interest to them...
April 22, 2013
What if people could have access to a piece of valuable information that they don’t currently receive about the house they are considering for purchase?  What if this could happen with very little bureaucracy and limited program...
February 28, 2012
and Erin Brandt, Metropolitan Area Planning Council In the absence of leadership at the federal level to enact comprehensive climate and clean energy legislation, local municipalities and community organizations are adopting policies, strategies...
June 9, 2011
Multifamily housing is often seen as one of the most difficult markets to serve for energy retrofits. Besides barriers specific to the market, such as split incentives between owners and renters, low availability of capital (especially for...
October 21, 2009
In 2009, energy efficiency has risen to a new level of recognition in the U.S. We present here our third annual comprehensive state energy efficiency scorecard to document best practices and recognize leadership among the states.  The...
September 9, 2009
In June 2009, the House of Representatives passed the American Clean Energy and Security Act of 2009 (ACESA). This climate and energy legislation included a number of provisions intended to help the U.S. reduce energy use through various...
December 4, 2007
More and more governors, state legislators, and state agencies across the nation are turning to energy efficiency as the "first fuel" in the race for clean energy. In our recent travels, we've seen governors new and old talk about...