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Research Report - November 01, 2003

Since the 1970s, state governors and legislatures have often led the way on energy policy, from appliance standards to public benefit efficiency programs. States have been the laboratories of progress on energy efficiency and have paved the way for federal policies built on successful state...

Research Report - October 01, 2003

This report presents the national update of the legislative and regulatory policies of states regarding combined heat and power (CHP) through fall 2003. It includes a state-by-state table of policies and a listing of recommendations for creating policies that encourage the use of CHP.

Research Report - September 01, 2003

This study focused on the New York Energy $martK Cool It! campaign in order to determine baseline information regarding market penetration; equipment pricing; and the knowledge, beliefs, and practices of key market actors concerning energy efficient commercial packaged refrigeration equipment....

Research Report - July 01, 2003

Voluntary agreements between government and industry involve negotiated targets with commitments to energy efficiency or pollution reductions and are supported by governmental policies and programs. By offering flexibility, voluntary programs hope to inspire innovation that will maximize the...

Testimony - June 19, 2003

ACEEE research shows that energy efficiency is the best available near-term strategy for moderating natural gas prices, and is also key to stable long-term gas markets. To realize this potential, we propose both near-term and longer-term policy responses to the looming crisis in natural price...

Research Report - June 01, 2003

Retrocommissioning (often abbreviated as RCx) is a systematic process for optimizing building performance. Through the RCx process, improvements to building systems and operations are identified. Recent experience in the United States has demonstrated that RCx can result in significant energy...

Research Report - June 01, 2003

This report presents the final results of a survey of building services providers and building owners and operators in New York State conducted in January and February 2003. It was conducted as part of the Building Commissioning Market Transformation project sponsored by the New York State...

Research Report - June 01, 2003

This report reviews the experience in using energy efficiency as a compliance mechanism under Title IV of the Clean Air Act Amendments of 1990. It summarizes lessons learned from that program and offers recommendations for future multi-pollutant policies. Energy efficiency can clearly reduce...

Research Report - May 01, 2003

The air handlers of forced air gas furnaces provide the energy to move air through the furnace (and central air conditioner), and distribute it to the rooms of a house. The amount of electricity these require varies enormously, even within size categories, but averages about 3.4% of the site...

Testimony - April 04, 2003

Comments to the House Interior Appropriations Subcommittee

DOE’s FY 2004 budget request reflects a disturbing decline in support for important energy efficiency research, development, and deployment programs. Cuts in the FY 2003 and FY 2004 budgets are starving a host of technologies...

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