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Blog | December 14, 2017 - 10:56 am

Mayors tout the importance of energy efficiency in meeting climate goals

At the North American Climate Summit this month in Chicago, city officials from several countries recognized energy efficiency as...

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Blog | 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 | 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 | 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 | 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 | 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 | 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 | 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 | 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 | 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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