Latest Press Releases

  • September 5, 2013
    Proposed bipartisan energy efficiency legislation has the potential to save the nation billions while creating domestic jobs and reducing energy waste, according to a new analysis released today by the American Council for an Energy-Efficient Economy (ACEEE).
  • July 30, 2013
    A new report released today by the American Council for an Energy-Efficient Economy (ACEEE) and the Appliance Standards Awareness Project (ASAP) finds that the U.S. Department of Energy (DOE) has been overestimating the impact that energy efficiency standards for appliances and other products have on their price tags.
  • July 25, 2013
    The American Council for an Energy-Efficient Economy (ACEEE) presented four Champion of Energy Efficiency Awards last night at its Summer Study on Energy Efficiency in Industry. The awards recognize leadership and accomplishment in the energy efficiency field. 
  • June 27, 2013
    A new analysis of devices and equipment commonly found in U.S. homes and businesses concludes that these products, with more than 2 billion in use, consume more energy each year than many large countries use to power their entire economies.
  • June 25, 2013
    Today President Obama announced a plan to step up America’s efforts to address climate change. 
  • May 30, 2013
    Energy efficiency is still largely an untapped energy resource that could save Louisianans’ money on their utility bills, create local jobs, and increases the competitiveness of the state’s businesses. According to two new reports released today by the American Council for an Energy-Efficient Economy (ACEEE) on the potential for energy efficiency in Louisiana and New Orleans, a set of new or expanded energy efficiency policies and programs could save customers $4.2 billion in lower energy costs and support 27,100 jobs within the state by 2030.
  • May 21, 2013
    Newer appliances are not only more efficient, they perform the same or better while including a large number of new features, according to a new report, Better Appliances: An Analysis of Performance, Features, and Price as Efficiency Has Improved, released today by the American Council for an Energy-Efficient Economy (ACEEE) and the Appliance Standards Awareness Project (ASAP). In many cases, product prices have stayed the same or even declined as efficiency has improved. In other cases, electricity bill savings outweigh price increases.
  • April 10, 2013
    Late yesterday, the U.S. Department of Energy (DOE) issued new energy efficiency standards for electric distribution transformers. In the final rule, relative to a draft standard issued a year ago, DOE improved the standard for “dry-type” transformers (those primarily used in buildings) but left the proposed standard for “liquid-immersed” transformers (those most commonly owned by utilities) unchanged.
  • March 27, 2013
    For utilities seeking to meet energy efficiency goals, the multifamily housing sector represents a sizeable opportunity to achieve energy savings through targeted energy efficiency programs. In the report, Engaging as Partners: Introducing Utilities to the Energy Efficiency Needs of Multifamily Buildings and Their Owners, the American Council for an Energy-Efficient Economy (ACEEE) and CNT Energy examine the factors that contribute to effective energy efficiency program design for multifamily buildings and recommend strategies that can help utilities design and implement energy efficiency programs to attract multifamily building owners and achieve significant energy savings. 
  • March 21, 2013
    ACEEE recently completed its 3rd National Review of Exemplary Energy Efficiency Programs. We are pleased to recognize the programs listed below. ACEEE and an expert review panel selected these programs as examples of leading designs and practices for energy efficiency programs offered by utilities and related organizations serving utility customers. A compendium of profiles of all these programs will be published later this spring.