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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...

White Paper - April 14, 2016

Several recent studies purport to show that particular energy efficiency programs and policies do not work or are too expensive. This short paper is written for people who are not evaluation experts and are trying to understand what conclusions they can take from these studies. We examine many...

Research Report - April 07, 2016

Energy efficiency savings have grown substantially in the past ten years, and national leaders in program administration have emerged as savings levels have increased. This report reviews annual program performance for 14 leading energy efficiency program administrators, with a focus on costs,...

Fact Sheet - March 17, 2016

Looks at the results of three studies, all finding that including energy efficiency as part of state compliance plans will lower costs to ratepayers.  One study finds that an energy efficiency scenario reduced electric bills by 17%. Another study shows that in most states using energy efficiency...

Fact Sheet - March 17, 2016

Summarizes the results of studies by Lawrence Berkeley National Laboratory, ACEEE and the Environmental Protection Agency (EPA) on the cost of energy efficiency programs. Finds that energy efficiency is consistently a lowest cost option for meeting electric demand. One of the studies finds that...

Fact Sheet - March 16, 2016

Energy efficiency is good for you—and for the air you breathe, the water you drink, and the community in which you live. This fact sheet shows how saving energy reduces air and water pollution and conserves natural resources, which in turn creates a healthier living environment for people...

Fact Sheet - March 16, 2016

Energy efficiency lets businesses improve their bottom lines by using less energy, and thus lowering costs, in their factories, offices, and stores. This fact sheet shows how smarter energy use makes businesses more competitive, provides investment opportunities, creates jobs, and promotes...

Fact Sheet - March 16, 2016

Energy efficiency helps families use less energy to meet their energy needs, such as heating and cooling their homes. This fact sheet shows how investing in efficiency saves money in utility bills and at the gas pump while providing families with many other benefits. It includes the stories of a...

White Paper - March 16, 2016

Regional energy efficiency planning, especially across state lines, has unique benefits and challenges. This paper surveys a sample of current regional planning and implementation efforts across the country. It describes how to engage decision makers and stakeholders from various economic...

Research Report - March 10, 2016

Of the total spending on residential energy efficiency programs in 2014, 18% of electric efficiency expenditures and 34% of natural gas efficiency spending went toward low-income programs. Particularly for electricity expenditures, there is a need for more equitable spending on efficiency...

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