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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...
March 14, 2013
The Behavioral Program staff at ACEEE is pleased to announce today’s publication of Trusted Partners: Everyday Energy Efficiency Across the South. We used a case study approach at sites in Georgia, Alabama, Mississippi, and Louisiana and...
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 rouler is our battle cry as we fan out to talk with...
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...
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 electric utility, Austin Energy, have been...
April 5, 2011
The industrial sectors of the western U.S. states are responsible for, on average, 28% of their state’s energy use. Though considerable efficiency gains have been made in the nation’s industrial sector, evidence suggests that...
February 2, 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 established a foundation for future energy...
August 10, 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 targets from 20% of electric demand growth...
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 Communities Act of 2008. Annual electricity...
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...