Local & Community Initiatives

(Document - 12/1/2009)
The American Recovery and Reinvestment Act of 2009 (ARRA) included several key funding opportunities for energy efficiency projects at the local level, including for the first time monies for the Energy Efficiency and Conservation Block Grant (...
(Press Release - 7/13/2009)
UPDATE: The calculator is out of date. If you'd like help estimating job creation in relation to energy efficiency, please contact our chief economist, Jim Barrett. Washington, D.C. — Today the American Council for an Energy-Efficient Economy (ACEEE...
(Press Release - 9/27/2007)
Washington, D.C. — Energy efficiency and onsite renewable energy (EE/RE) can meet most of the projected electricity needs over the next 15 years in the Dallas/Fort Worth and Houston areas — Texas’ two largest metro areas that account for about...
(Document - 8/1/2005)
ACEEE convened a roundtable of experts to explore opportunities for energy efficiency in municipal water and wastewater. This report summarizes the discussions of the group and provides a roadmap for advancing energy efficiency through R&D and...
(Document - 2/1/2001)
Reviews the activites being conducted to advance this energy-saving technology and proveds specific case studies in the Boston area. Light-emitting diodes (LED) traffic signals save enormous amounts of energy relative to lamps used in this...
(Document - 1/1/1998)
Provides an in-depth look at both public finance and external costs of passenger transportation within the scope of a metropolitan planning organization (MPO) jurisdiction. Based on a case study of the seven-county greater Milwaukee area, the...
(Document - 12/1/1997)
Surveys the types of programs that communities, utilities, and states have used to improve the efficiency of existing housing stock. The programs include: mandatory energy conservation ordinances or standards; retrofit loan programs; and home...