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February 26, 2013
Today I have the privilege of testifying before the House Energy and Commerce Committee. My hope is that this is the beginning of a discussion that will lead to federal energy efficiency...
July 9, 2012
UPDATE: A revised and updated version of this blog entry can be found here. This ACEEE paper was written to comment on a January, 2012 paper that Allcott and Greenstone published in the Journal of...
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...
January 17, 2012
As our Executive Director Steven Nadel pointed out in a recent blog post, energy efficiency had mixed success in 2011. At the state level, however, we saw some nice improvements, many of which were...
January 6, 2012
Looking forward into 2012, I see more reasons for optimism than pessimism. Many states and utilities are committed to ramping up their energy efficiency programs this year and even more are...
October 21, 2011
This week, the American Council for an Energy-Efficient Economy (ACEEE) released its annual rankings of the 50 states and District of Columbia on their progress toward adopting and implementing...
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...
July 20, 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...
January 7, 2011
2010 was a mixed year for energy efficiency with significant progress at the state level, but ultimately only modest success to show on the national level, particularly from Congress. As our 2010...