Publications and Resources

Research Report - February 13, 2018

Electric vehicles (EVs) have the potential to reduce US transportation-sector energy use and associated emissions, as well as to support the transition to a more sustainable transportation system. Large-scale EV adoption will also create opportunities and challenges for the electric power sector...

Research Report - January 24, 2018

Energy production and consumption require water, and water transport and treatment need energy. Researchers and practitioners are increasingly interested in designing integrated programs to manage energy and water in tandem. Utilities typically do not focus on the avoided costs and indirect...

Research Report - December 20, 2017

Commercial buildings have their own unique energy systems, ownership structures, and decision-making processes. They also have striking opportunities to save energy by installing smart technologies. Beginning where our previous Smart Buildings study left off, this report takes a deeper...

Research Report - December 13, 2017

Market transformation is a program model for achieving long-lasting changes in targeted markets to increase shares of energy-efficient products and services. This report examines recent market transformation efforts to identify keys to successful programs and the challenges they face. We...

Research Report - December 06, 2017

Regional transmission organizations use capacity auctions to ensure energy resources are available to meet future demand. This report synthesizes and analyzes data on energy efficiency in two annual capacity auctions: PJM and ISO New England. Focusing on results since the inception of both...

Research Report - November 27, 2017

In this report, we discuss how information technologies and communication networks are enabling new ways of tracking and analyzing the many benefits of saving energy. When stakeholders can quantify the coincident benefits of energy savings and put monetary value on them, they improve the...

Research Report - October 24, 2017

Energy efficiency is a powerful tool for lowering the disproportionate energy costs faced by low-income customers. Unfortunately, lack of capital, lack of credit, and aging housing stock that may need health and safety improvements often prevent these consumers from taking advantage of low-...

Research Report - October 18, 2017

EM&V (evaluation, measurement, and verification) plays many critical roles in planning, developing, and deploying energy efficiency utility system resources—and those resources are evolving. This report identifies the states that are showing policy and institutional leadership in EM&V...

Research Report - October 11, 2017

How can home energy assessments lead to more energy efficiency upgrades? Using a behavioral science approach to answer this question, we conducted an online experiment with nearly 2,000 American homeowners and explored the latest research on motivators and barriers to investment. We learned that...

Research Report - October 02, 2017

Since 2012, Maryland’s Department of Housing and Community Development (DHCD) has administered the state’s limited-income energy efficiency programs. The programs have been effective in delivering substantial energy savings for each participating household, but overall participation has been low...

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