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Blog Post | May 18, 2018 - 10:45 am

A rising tide: Energy efficiency now employs 2.25 million Americans

Looking for a job or smart investment? The energy efficiency field is an increasingly good bet for workers and financiers. Here’s why: new data...

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Blog Post | December 13, 2016 - 2:09 pm

New Ohio bill would be a step backwards, costing money and jobs.

Energy efficiency faces a critical test this month in Ohio. Its tremendous progress in the state could be slowed unless Governor John Kasich vetoes a...
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Blog Post | December 07, 2016 - 10:00 am

Can the US cut its energy use in half by 2050? Yes, but we will have to double down on our efforts.

Five years ago, ACEEE found that energy efficiency could reduce projected 2050 US energy use by 40–60%. As a result, ACEEE established a strategic...
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Blog Post | December 01, 2016 - 12:39 pm

How understanding the psychology of energy efficiency can help protect the environment

Why do some people take action to reduce their energy consumption and carbon footprints while others do not? Environmental psychologists, behavioral...
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Blog Post | November 30, 2016 - 2:11 pm

What's next for vehicle fuel economy?

The Obama administration has been a great champion of higher fuel economy and corresponding reductions in vehicles’ emissions of greenhouse gases....
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Blog Post | November 28, 2016 - 9:41 am

Intelligent efficiency is surging: let’s talk about it

This is not how your grandparents saved energy. They may have told you to turn off the lights or put on a sweater. They offered good advice, but...
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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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