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April 17, 2014
Energy efficiency is increasingly viewed as an essential element of community development, and is arguably becoming the most appreciated and integrated “green” topic in the field. For example, a growing number of state housing finance...
October 9, 2013
On September 22-24, ACEEE brought our 7th National Conference on Energy Efficiency as a Resource to the South for the first time, in Nashville, Tennessee. The timing proved fortuitous in view of the activities in Southern states such as Arkansas,...
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...
July 19, 2011
As we have featured over the past year, local governments have many policy levers available to pull in order to improve energy efficiency—not only in their own operations, but also throughout their communities. One well-established mechanism...
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...
December 22, 2010
Acting on the nexus between energy and water can contribute to creating efficient and livable communities. Examples of opportunities include energy and water equipment efficiency standards and local programs that co-promote electric, natural gas,...
November 16, 2009
Over the summer, ACEEE completely updated the State Energy Efficiency Policy Database, which reflects the current status of energy efficiency at the state level. Recognizing the continuously shifting landscape of state energy policy, ACEEE will...
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...
October 1, 2009
California has taken another large step towards improving energy efficiency. On September 24, the California Public Utilities Commission (CPUC) approved the 2010–2012 energy efficiency program plan and budget requests for four major investor...
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...