Efficiency Potential & Market Analysis

Blog | October 24, 2013

Intelligent Efficiency: It’s Smart, It Fixes Failures, and It Saves What Otherwise Was Lost

Intelligent efficiency refers to a systematic approach to saving energy that marries traditional energy efficiency with wireless and cloud-based computer technologies. These technologies enhance our ability to gather, interpret, and act upon energy information in order to improve performance and achieve new levels of energy savings.

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Blog | October 22, 2013

5 Key Lessons Learned from the Small Lender Energy Efficiency Convening (SLEEC)

Over the past several years, the energy efficiency community has worked hard to engage lenders in what is estimated to be a $279 billion market. At ACEEE’s annual Finance Forums, we have witnessed tremendous progress.

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Blog | October 17, 2013

Today Is the 40th Anniversary of the 1973 Oil Crisis and the Midpoint on the Path to a Truly Energy-Efficient Economy

Today marks the 40th anniversary of the 1973 Middle East Oil Embargo. On this day 40 years ago, Middle East oil ministers recommended an embargo against nations supporting Israel in the Yom Kippur war and mandated a cut in oil exports.

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Blog | August 8, 2013

Congress Moves Forward on Energy Efficiency

Congress is now on its summer recess, but just before leaving, the Senate made the Energy Savings and Industrial Competitiveness Act (S. 1392) the official order of business on the Senate floor upon the members’ return on September 9th. The bill was drafted by Senators Shaheen (D-NH) and Portman (R-OH) and contains useful provisions on building codes, industrial energy efficiency, and efficiency improvements to federal facilities.

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Blog | August 7, 2013

Thinking Big About Energy Efficiency

Observers of U.S. energy policy might think of energy efficiency as a useful investment strategy to smartly manage the growth of energy consumption. They might also see it as a cost-effective means to ease our transition into a post-carbon world. And yes, the evidence does support both of these notions.

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Blog | August 1, 2013

Reaching the Underserved Multi-Tenant Market Through Energy Efficiency Financing

Over the past several years, financing for energy efficiency investments has been widely viewed as a promising solution to reducing upfront cost barriers to investment in energy efficiency. However, several markets, including multi-tenant commercial office and multi-family, remain stubbornly hard to reach.

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Blog | July 26, 2013

Rollin’ on the River

Like the great river that is its namesake, Mississippi has been moving swiftly along on efforts to save residents and businesses money on their energy bills, and as a result is becoming a regional leader in energy efficiency. Governor Phil Bryant, the Mississippi Legislature, and the Mississippi Public Service Commission (MPSC) have all taken major steps recently to improve energy efficiency.

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Blog | June 28, 2013

Energy Efficiency in Louisiana Makes a Comeback

What had looked like a dead end for energy efficiency in Louisiana now looks like an opportunity for the state to be back on track.

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Blog | June 24, 2013

Louisiana’s Opportunity to Create Jobs and Save Residents and Business Billions on Their Energy Bills

Soon Louisiana could join the majority of states in the nation, including its neighbor Arkansas, in realizing the vast benefits of energy efficiency for its electric and natural gas customers.

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Blog | June 24, 2013

New Orleans at a Crossroads: Leading Louisiana or Standing Still?

Any day now the legal and technical advisors to the City Council of New Orleans are expected to make recommendations for the proposed integrated resource plan and 2014–2017 energy efficiency programs for the city. New Orleans has been an efficiency leader in the Southeast with its quick-start Energy Smart programs that have been running since 2011.

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