National Policy

(Blog - 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...
(Document - 11/8/2017)
Millions of people work to save energy in the United States. They work in every state, across industries and technologies. To show the diverse arc of this growing workforce, we visited North Carolina. This fact sheet tells the stories of some of...
(Document - 10/25/2017)
This fact sheet summarizes and illustrates the findings of a more detailed ACEEE study that looks at 13 packages of energy efficiency measures that together can reduce US 2040 energy use by 34% and US carbon emissions by 35%, putting us on a path to...
(Document - 7/19/2017)
Natural gas efficiency efforts generally receive less attention than programs to save electricity. To help rectify this imbalance, this report surveys natural gas efficiency trends and looks ahead at issues and opportunities. We begin by discussing...
(Blog - 6/15/2017)
For all the talk that comes out of Washington, DC, about the importance of American manufacturing, the government does strikingly little about it. There is no Department of Manufacturing, for example. Fortunately, the Department of Energy has the...
(Blog - 5/24/2017)
The Trump administration seeks crippling cuts to programs that accomplish the very goals of the proposed 2018 budget: jobs, economic growth, international competitiveness, and putting taxpayers first. Federal energy efficiency programs help bring...
(Press Release - 5/23/2017)
Statement by Steven Nadel, ACEEE Executive Director For all the talk about increasing US jobs, the president’s budget takes a meat cleaver to the largest job creator in the energy sector: energy efficiency. It seeks crippling cuts to federal...
(Press Release - 5/22/2017)
Washington, DC—ACEEE has restructured its policy leadership, adding a new senior director for policy and a new federal policy manager. “These new appointments allow us to better focus our energy efficiency policy expertise and outreach,” said ACEEE’...
(Blog - 5/17/2017)
ACEEE started our DataPoint series of informative graphs in December 2015, with the first one on energy intensity and how it relates to energy efficiency. It provided data on US energy intensity and efficiency improvements from 1980–2014. Now two...
(Document - 5/5/2017)
Testimony on the topic of the Department of Energy's Office of Energy Efficiency and Renewable Energy.