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Research Report U1603 - May 10, 2016

The multifamily sector can be hard to reach when it comes to energy efficiency programs. Besides being diverse and complex, the sector presents a unique set of challenges to efficiency investments. The result is that multifamily customers are often underserved by energy efficiency programs....

Research Report - April 20, 2016

Energy burden is the percentage of household income spent on home energy bills. In this report, ACEEE, along with the Energy Efficiency for All coalition, measures the energy burden of households in 48 of the largest American cities. We find that low-income, African-American, Latino, low-income...

Fact Sheet - October 27, 2015

Lowering the amount of energy we waste reduces our need to burn coal and other fossil fuels to generate electricity. Those reductions in pollution mean big gains for health, as pollutants from fossil fuel combustion contribute to four of the leading causes of death in the United States: cancer,...

Research Report - July 19, 2016

The 2016 International Energy Efficiency Scorecard examines the energy efficiency policies and performance of 23 of the world’s top energy-consuming countries. Together these nations represent 75% of all the energy consumed on the planet and in 2013 accounted for over 80% of the world’s...

Regulatory Filing - June 24, 2016

Recommendations sent to Governor Terry McAuliffe on the topic of executive actions the state can take to expand energy efficiency.

Fact Sheet - June 22, 2016

Energy efficiency creates jobs with fair wages and lowers energy costs throughout many domestic industries. This fact sheet explains how energy efficiency measures, government incentives, and private sector investment create a demand for skilled labor. It also outlines steps states can take to...

Regulatory Filing - May 25, 2016

Comments to the Virginia State Corporation Commission on the topic of evaluation, measurement, and verification (EM&V) of the impact of energy efficiency measures. 

Policy Brief - May 17, 2016

Twenty-five states are currently implementing long-term (3+ years), binding energy savings targets. States have taken a variety of approaches to setting targets, including passing legislation to enact formal energy efficiency resource standards, setting long-term energy savings targets through...

Research Report - May 10, 2016

The multifamily sector can be hard to reach when it comes to energy efficiency programs. Besides being diverse and complex, the sector presents a unique set of challenges to efficiency investments. The result is that multifamily customers are often underserved by energy efficiency programs....

Research Report - May 04, 2016

Electric resistance heat, including electric furnaces and baseboard heaters can be inexpensive to install but often expensive to run. Homeowners with these systems can save substantial energy at a moderate cost by installing a heat pump at the time as they replace a central air conditioner. Even...

Research Report - May 04, 2016

This paper explores the question of whether we should be encouraging or discouraging natural gas use in residential space-heating and water-heating applications based on relative source energy use. Our analysis finds that electric heat pumps generally use less energy in warm states and have...

White Paper - April 27, 2016

This is the third in a series of papers intended to guide states as they embark on the path to Clean Power Plan (CPP) compliance. As they choose among many approaches to reducing pollution and complying with the CPP, states and localities can offer energy efficiency programs to low-income...

Research Report - April 20, 2016

Energy burden is the percentage of household income spent on home energy bills. In this report, ACEEE, along with the Energy Efficiency for All coalition, measures the energy burden of households in 48 of the largest American cities. We find that low-income, African-American, Latino, low-income...

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