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Research Report - October 31, 2013

The Local Energy Efficiency Self-Scoring Tool (Version 1.0 BETA) gives small and medium- sized communities the ability to score their energy efficiency efforts by evaluating locally-enacted programs and policies across local government operations, community-wide initiatives, building...

Research Report - October 24, 2013

Information and communication technologies (ICT) are making possible analysis and levels of performance that could not be achieved as recently as ten years ago. Equipment and systems used in buildings, transportation, and manufacturing are becoming adaptive to environmental inputs, anticipatory...

Research Report - October 11, 2013

On June 25, 2013, President Obama called on the U.S. Environmental Protection Agency (EPA) to propose a rule to regulate greenhouse gases from existing power plants by June 2014. Section 111(d) of the Clean Air Act is likely to be the authority upon which EPA relies to draft the rule. With the...

White Paper - October 09, 2013

This report summarizes the content and themes of the ACEEE Seventh National Conference on Energy Efficiency as a Resource, held in Nashville, Tennessee from September 22 to 24, 2013, per the agreement with the U.S. Department of Energy.  The successful conference demonstrated the progress of...

Research Report - October 03, 2013

Water and energy are inherently linked, intersecting at both the supply side (electric generation and water/wastewater facilities) and the end-use side (residential, commercial, industrial, and agriculture sectors). This intersection is commonly called the “energy-water nexus.” The water-energy...

White Paper - September 25, 2013

The first fuel efficiency and greenhouse gas standards for heavy-duty vehicles in the United States, adopted in 2011, established an approach to testing and regulating these vehicles that is essentially component-based. Capturing additional fuel efficiency opportunities in the next phase of...

Research Report - September 17, 2013

Energy efficiency may be the cheapest, most abundant, and most underutilized resource for local economic and community development. Local leadership and commitment to energy efficiency is strong in many communities around the United States. The specific responsibilities of local governments give...

Fact Sheet - September 12, 2013

Recent fuel efficiency standards for both light- and heavy-duty vehicles will yield major oil savings for the United States. This fact sheet shows the combined savings of the standards out to 2035 and discusses consumer savings and national economic benefits.

White Paper - September 05, 2013

On May 16, 2011, Senators Jeanne Shaheen (D-NH) and Rob Portman (R-OH) introduced the Energy Savings and Industrial Competitiveness Act of 2011 (S. 1000, often called the Shaheen-Portman bill). This bill contained a variety of provisions designed to promote energy efficiency...

Research Report - August 30, 2013

Much time and effort has been invested in addressing the market barriers that inhibit greater investment in energy efficiency technologies and practices in the buildings sector. In addition to these common and well-known barriers (e.g., split incentives, asymmetrical information, higher first...

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