National Policy

(Blog Post - 6/19/2018)
As the world remains fixated on one of the most-anticipated sporting events of the year, ACEEE will release the results of its own World Cup. Will Germany defend its 2014 World Cup title and its 2016 International Energy Efficiency Scorecard triumph...
(Blog Post - 5/30/2018)
The Atlantic hurricane season is just beginning, and experts are predicting another active year. With that forecast and last year’s devastating storms in mind, many are calling for a rebuilding strategy that reduces the risk of repeated devastation...
(Blog Post - 3/26/2018)
In a promising trend that connects health and energy, a rising number of organizations have launched initiatives within the past 10 years to mitigate indoor health risks while reducing energy waste. Our new report, The Next Nexus: Exemplary Programs...
(Blog Post - 3/26/2018)
The Trump administration appears to be nearing a decision to roll back light-duty fuel economy and greenhouse gas standards. Automakers have promoted this reckless action by claiming that the standards are too tough now that consumers are buying...
(Press Release - 3/23/2018)
Statement by Lowell Ungar, ACEEE Senior Policy Advisor Washington, DC— The 2018 omnibus spending bill is good news for energy efficiency. The bill, the Consolidated Appropriations Act, 2018, disregards the draconian cuts proposed by the...
(Document - 2/27/2018)
The comments submission references the docket EPA-HQ-OAR-2017-0545, and urges EPA to consider energy efficiency in state guidelines for greenhouse gas emissions from existing electric utility generating units. Attached are seven ACEEE documents...
(Blog Post - 2/12/2018)
The Trump administration’s proposed budget for energy efficiency is a bad sequel to the slash-and-burn budget it proposed last year. It would cut to pieces many effective energy efficiency programs. Like last year’s budget proposed, it would...
(Document - 2/12/2018)
Federal energy efficiency programs have played a key role in reducing energy use and saving consumers hundreds of billions of dollars a year in energy bills. But, like many other federal efforts, these programs have come under budgetary attack. This...
(Blog Post - 1/18/2018)
With the threat of a rollback looming, two new reports from the Environmental Protection Agency (EPA) show that federal fuel economy and greenhouse gas emissions standards for vehicles are working. Furthermore, new models, such as those on display...
(Blog Post - 12/20/2017)
Although the tax bill passed by Congress today will bring the largest changes to taxes (and government revenue) seen in decades, we don’t expect the bill to have such a dramatic impact on energy efficiency. The greatest impacts, both positive and...