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Research Report - May 13, 2014

Commercial buildings consume 20% of the total energy used in the United States, a significant portion of which can be saved through comprehensive retrofits that take into account the interactive effect of the energy use of the various energy systems in the building.

While many utility...

Research Report - April 30, 2014

This study evaluates the implications of using end-use energy efficiency to reduce greenhouse gas emissions from the power sector. It does so by quantifying the energy, economic, and pollution-reduction impacts of selected energy-saving policies on a state-by-state basis. We evaluate four of the...

Policy Brief - April 09, 2014

In reauthorizing federal transportation programs, Congress should:

  • Broaden the National Freight Policy to include all freight modes
  • Expand required freight performance measures and targets to include modal balance, resiliency, and energy efficiency
  • Ensure adequate...
Research Report - April 09, 2014

In the absence of federal requirements for energy savings, states are leading the way with effective, forward-looking energy efficiency policies. More than half of them have adopted energy efficiency resource standards (EERS), policies that set long-term mandatory energy savings targets for...

Policy Brief - April 08, 2014

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 - March 26, 2014

As efficiency programs gain wider traction as a utility resource, the need increases in step for high-quality, comprehensive and consistent data metrics on energy efficiency program costs and cost-effectiveness. In this report we review utility-sector energy efficiency program costs in recent...

Research Report - March 18, 2014

This report evaluates outsourcing as a tool for achieving the energy efficiency program goals. 

While offered to industrial and other large facilities primarily to ensure the reliability of energy performance, energy service outsourcing can also enhance energy efficiency in these...

Research Report - March 11, 2014

This report explores energy efficiency programs that target deep energy savings through substantial improvements to existing residential buildings. As states and regions set targets for reducing building-sector energy consumption, it is increasingly critical to scale up deep energy retrofit work...

White Paper - March 04, 2014

This paper compares two structural options for the next phase of U.S. heavy-duty vehicle fuel efficiency and greenhouse gas standards. The program could regulate engines and vehicles separately, as the first phase did, or it could move to a full-vehicle standard that reflects engine performance...

Fact Sheet - February 26, 2014

This fact sheet demonstrates the jobs, energy savings, and GHG reductions to be gained with the passage of the Energy Savings and Industrial Competitiveness Act (Shaheen-Portman). 

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