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Blog Post | February 22, 2018 - 1:17 pm

Iowa bills threaten to roll back energy efficiency, putting consumer savings at risk

With a critical vote coming as soon as Monday, Iowa is at an important crossroads as legislative efforts threaten to scale back energy efficiency. In recent weeks, legislators have introduced...

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Blog Post | November 21, 2016 - 4:22 pm

The Clean Power Plan and energy efficiency: where do we go from here?

As another round of global climate talks has concluded, many observers wonder whether the 2016 election means the end of greenhouse gas regulation in...
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Blog Post | November 21, 2016 - 1:50 pm

How to create big opportunities to save energy for small businesses

Given the importance of small businesses to our national economy, ACEEE has examined successful utility program practices in the small commercial...
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Blog Post | November 13, 2016 - 4:36 pm

How residential utility programs could reach more diverse households

Many energy efficiency programs are designed around measures rather than people. These “untargeted” programs focus on meeting energy savings and cost...
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Blog Post | November 10, 2016 - 4:35 pm

What do the 2016 election results mean for energy efficiency?

Now that the hard-fought 2016 election is over, I think it is useful to consider its impact on energy efficiency policy. No doubt, a lot of...
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Blog Post | October 18, 2016 - 1:00 pm

Our new guide helps separate the Pikachus from the Digletts of energy efficiency behavior-change programs

In the energy efficiency world, programs that reduce energy use by targeting human behavior are relatively few, but proliferating quickly. In 2013,...
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Blog Post | October 14, 2016 - 10:14 am

New research shows Michigan could actually profit from Clean Power Plan compliance

My home state of Michigan recently released two reports summarizing how Michigan could comply with EPA’s Clean Power Plan requirements.  As has been...
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Blog Post | October 12, 2016 - 10:00 am

Here’s how we scale up participation and savings in residential retrofits

Our existing housing stock is an underutilized energy efficiency resource. We’ve only scratched the surface of its potential to save energy. Decades...
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Press Release | September 27, 2016 - 10:44 am

California Golden Again on Energy Efficiency, Regains #1-State Spot in Tie with 6-Time Winner Massachusetts

10thAnniversary Energy Efficiency Scorecard Shows VT, RI, CT, NY Rounding Out Top 5; MO, ME, and MI are 3 Most Improved States; LA, KS, SD, WY, and...
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Blog Post | September 20, 2016 - 10:00 am

Solar and energy efficiency need to work together like peanut butter and jelly

Energy efficiency and solar advocates have on occasion butted heads over which option should be implemented in homes and buildings first and how much...
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Blog Post | September 15, 2016 - 1:37 pm

Energy efficiency should be placed on a level playing field in the Clean Energy Incentive Program

Despite the fact that energy efficiency is generally the least-cost option for states looking to comply with the Clean Power Plan, it has yet to be...
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