Energy Efficiency Resource Standards

(Blog Post - 5/10/2018)
Iowa used to be known as a state very supportive of energy efficiency, but some recent news has people around the nation wondering what Iowa is thinking. Last Friday, Governor Kim Reynolds signed a bill (SF2311) that will severely curtail utility...
(Press Release - 9/28/2017)
Washington, DC—As more states struggle with extreme weather events, the 2017 State Energy Efficiency Scorecard gives state-level policymakers a road map for building stronger and more-resilient communities. This 11th annual report from the American...
(Document - 9/27/2017)
This eleventh edition of the ACEEE State Energy Efficiency Scorecard again benchmarks state progress on efficiency policies and programs that save energy while benefiting the environment and promoting growth. We use data vetted by state energy...
(Document - 3/6/2017)
The Maryland State Legislature is currently considering legislation that would extend the EmPOWER Maryland energy efficiency program. The first phase of EmPOWER was highly successful, with Maryland utilities reducing per-capita electricity...
(Document - 1/9/2017)
Twenty-six states are currently implementing long-term (3+ years), binding energy savings targets. States have taken a variety of approaches to setting targets, including passing legislation to enact formal energy efficiency resource standards,...
(Press Release - 12/28/2016)
Statement of R. Neal Elliott, Senior Director for Research ACEEE commends Governor Kasich for his veto of H.B. 554, which would have undermined energy efficiency programs in the state. The governor’s courageous action in the face of opposition from...
(Blog Post - 12/21/2016)
Looking for some good clean energy news to close the year? In Michigan today, Governor Rick Snyder signed two sweeping bills that the state's legislature passed on December 15th, the last day of its end-of-year ‘lame duck’ session. The legislation...
(Blog Post - 12/13/2016)
Energy efficiency faces a critical test this month in Ohio. Its tremendous progress in the state could be slowed unless Governor John Kasich vetoes a recently passed bill by the 28th of December. What’s at stake are jobs and cost savings. Energy...
(Document - 12/13/2016)
Congress should: Establish a federal energy efficiency resource standard (EERS) with savings targets for electric and natural gas utility energy efficiency programs. The federal EERS could also include savings from improved building codes and...
(Document - 9/26/2016)
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...