Publications and Resources

Research Report - January 05, 2012

Natural gas energy efficiency programs offered by utilities and related organizations have been in place in many states for 30 or more years. These programs provide incentives and services that assist customers in making improvements and investments in energy efficiency to reduce energy costs...

Research Report - December 16, 2011

Heavy-duty vehicle standards, adopted by the Environmental Protection Agency and the National Highway Traffic Safety Administration in 2011, represent an important step toward reducing fuel consumption and greenhouse gas emissions of the transportation sector. The standards cover vehicles and...

Research Report - December 08, 2011

High upfront costs continue to be a significant barrier to achieving potential monetary and energy savings from energy efficiency investments across the building sector.  Over the past several decades, a number of innovative energy efficiency financing program designs have emerged with the...

Research Report - December 02, 2011

This report analyzes the opportunity presented to the Cincinnati region by the Greater Cincinnati Energy Alliance, a local nonprofit organization committed to improving energy efficiency in existing buildings, through its grant work under the Department of Energy Better Buildings Neighborhood...

Research Report - November 22, 2011

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The ACEEE Local Energy Efficiency Policy Calculator, or LEEP-C (pronounced “leap see”), is...

Research Report - November 09, 2011

The utility bill is the most common way for utilities to provide information about energy use to their customers, but it is often overlooked both as a way to give customers better control over their energy use and to support utilities’ goals for more actively engaging customers, especially as...

Research Report - October 25, 2011

There is evidence today that successful and effective self-direct programs exist for large energy consumers. These programs allow large energy consumers to avoid paying all or some of the fees collected from utility customers to fund system-wide energy efficiency. In exchange for this special...

Research Report - October 20, 2011

In the fifth edition of ACEEE’s State Energy Efficiency Scorecard, we present a comprehensive ranking of the states based on an array of metrics that capture best practices and recognize leadership in energy efficiency policy and program implementation. The Scorecard benchmarks...

Research Report - October 05, 2011

Water heating is typically the second largest energy end use in buildings in the U.S., exceeded only by space conditioning. Better buildings and technologies have reduced many energy loads such as lighting, refrigeration, and air conditioning, but hot water has received much less attention....

Research Report - September 29, 2011

This report investigates consumers’ vehicle purchase decisions under the 2009 Consumer Assistance to Recycle and Save (CARS) program (better known as “Cash for Clunkers”), which offered financial incentives for the scrapping of older, inefficient cars and light trucks and their replacement...

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