Publications and Resources

Research Report - June 20, 2013

Programs provided to electric and gas customers by their utilities or related organizations have existed since the 1970s in many states and regions of the United States. They have evolved and responded to numerous changes in energy markets, technologies, policies, and customer needs. In 2003...

Research Report - June 12, 2013

Large-scale introduction of plug-in electric vehicles (PEVs) into the light-duty fleet would substantially reduce U.S. oil consumption. It could also deliver important environmental benefits—specifically reduced emissions of greenhouse gases (GHG) and other pollutants, but these benefits will...

Research Report - June 11, 2013

In April 2012, the U.S. Environmental Protection Agency (EPA) proposed a new source performance standard (NSPS), limiting carbon dioxide (CO2) emissions from new fossil fuel–fired electric generating units (EGUs). Under Section 111(d) of the Clean Air Act (CAA), the EPA and state governments...

Research Report - June 03, 2013

The ACEEE International Scorecard Self-Scoring Tool is an analytic tool that helps users develop a high-level snapshot of the overall energy efficiency of a nation, state, or province. The tool is based on the 2012 ACEEE International Energy...

Research Report - May 30, 2013

This study finds that energy efficiency potential is largely untapped in Louisiana, and that a set of policies and programs can cost-effectively meet 5% cumulative of statewide electricity needs by 2020, increasing to 16% cumulative by 2030; and 3% cumulative of natural gas needs by 2020,...

Research Report - May 30, 2013

The homes, buildings, and other facilities in New Orleans hold great potential for improved efficiency, which together can reduce energy demand and save consumers money by avoiding the need for new traditional energy investments. Energy efficiency investments are proven, cost-effective methods...

Research Report - May 20, 2013

Efficiency standards have played a major role in saving energy and water and reducing utility bills. This report analyzes how the choices available to consumers have changed over time as efficiency standards have taken effect for ten residential, commercial, and lighting products. The report...

Research Report - May 16, 2013

Energy program administrators are sponsoring the placement of dedicated energy managers at industrial facilities to overcome the obstacles to energy optimization.  These pilot efforts seek to accelerate the pace and volume of industrial efficiency initiatives. This report describes five...

Research Report - May 10, 2013

In order to understand the potential to save energy through U.S. freight system efficiency improvements, we compare the findings of five studies (three U.S. transportation sector studies and two global supply chain studies) of freight energy savings opportunities. Generally, the supply chain...

Research Report - April 30, 2013

Utility energy efficiency programs generate significant financial benefits to Ohio’s customers in four primary ways: (1) they help reduce customer demand for electricity, thereby directly reducing monthly electricity bills for participants; (2) they reduce customer demand, or load, which...

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