Texas

April 23, 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...
July 2, 2012
Temperatures are rising, humidity is increasing, and the ACEEE Behavior crew decided that July was the perfect time to conduct research across the deepest of the Deep South. Laissez le bon temps...
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...
September 26, 2011
Policies to improve the energy use information available to building owners, operators, buyers, and tenants have proliferated in the past few years.  The City of Austin, Texas and its municipal...
February 3, 2011
As noted in my earlier blog post, 2010 was a mixed year for energy efficiency policy, with significant progress at the state level but only modest progress at the federal level.  However, 2010 ...
August 11, 2010
The Public Utilities Commission of Texas (PUCT) approved new rules for utility energy efficiency programs this week. The centerpiece to the rule change is an increase to the state’s energy savings...
April 1, 2010
Northeast: The Massachusetts Department of Public Utilities (DPU) approved the 2010–2012 electric and gas energy efficiency plans on January 28, 2010, which codify the goals set in the Green...
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...
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...
December 5, 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...