Publications and Resources

Research Report - October 18, 2016

Behavior change programs are becoming a common method for reducing energy consumption and increasing energy efficiency. But what types of programs are out there, why do they work (or fail to work), and how effective are they? This report updates the 2013 ACEEE Field Guide to Utility-Run...

Research Report - October 12, 2016

Whole home retrofits aim to address the biggest residential energy issues. Their number has grown in recent years along with contractor and program experience in delivering successful retrofits. However the demand for these programs and their participation rates have not grown as much, and many...

Regulatory Filing - October 03, 2016

This letter, submitted to EPA docket number EPA-HQ-OAR-2016-0033, RIN 2060-AS84, addresses proposed rulemaking associated with the Clean Energy Incentive Program. It is signed by the Green Affordable Housing Coalition, which includes ACEEE, Enterprise Community Partners, the Green and Healthy...

Research Report - September 26, 2016

This tenth edition of the State Energy Efficiency Scorecard measures the progress of state policies and programs that save energy while also benefiting the environment and promoting growth. We use data vetted by state energy officials to rank states in six categories—utility programs,...

Regulatory Filing - September 26, 2016

These comments were submitted to the EPA (Docket ID No. EPA-HQ-OAR- 2015-0827) and NHTSA (Docket No. NHTSA-2016-0068) and apply to the agencies' Draft Technical Assessment Report. An addendum to the comments, submitted on November 17, 2016, is also included in this document. 

Regulatory Filing - September 15, 2016

These comments were submitted to the Environmental Protection Agency in response to the proposed Clean Energy Incentive Program for the Clean Power Plan, Docket No. EPA-HQ-OAR-2016-0033.

Research Report - September 07, 2016

Financing programs can expand the reach and depth of energy efficiency investments while preserving public dollars, especially when the financing is supported by robust marketing and technical assistance. Enter the green bank. Created by states or local jurisdictions, green banks leverage public...

Research Report - August 31, 2016

Multiple trends will affect electricity demand in the coming decades, including the pace at which we adopt energy efficiency, photovoltaics, electric vehicles, and heat pumps. This report focuses on New England electricity consumption and peak demand in light of these trends, developing three...

Research Report - August 19, 2016

For decades, energy efficiency has been a critical strategy for meeting US electricity needs while saving consumers billions of dollars in avoided infrastructure costs. Just how big is energy efficiency today across the US electric power sector? This paper quantifies the energy savings and other...

Research Report - August 04, 2016

Appliance, equipment, and lighting standards have been among the most effective energy efficiency policies, delivering increased savings over multiple rounds of standards for many products. But how much more can be accomplished? What is the potential for additional savings from future standards...

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