Policy Analysis

(Blog - 10/21/2009)
In 2009, energy efficiency has risen to a new level of recognition in the U.S. We present here our third annual comprehensive state energy efficiency scorecard to document best practices and recognize leadership among the states.  The Scorecard...
(Document - 6/13/2017)
This first edition of the Utility Energy Efficiency Scorecard assesses the 51 largest US electric utilities across a range of energy efficiency metrics. The metrics fall into three categories critical to utility-sector efficiency: (1) quantitative...
(Document - 6/6/2017)
Industrial customer opt-out is a policy that allows some large customers to opt out of or leave utility-sector energy efficiency programs. When a customer decides to opt out, it no longer participates in these programs and is exempt from paying the...
(Blog - 6/5/2017)
What is your utility doing to promote energy efficiency? Could it be doing more? Find out in ACEEE’s first Utility Energy Efficiency Scorecard, to be released on Wednesday, June 14, 2017. Get excited about this first-of-its-kind, comprehensive look...
(Blog - 3/22/2017)
Today, most American households pay for electric service via a two-part electric rate. This typically consists of a small, fixed customer charge ($ per month) and an energy rate applied per unit of electricity ($ per kilowatt hour). There are some...
(Document - 3/21/2017)
Residential electric rates are in a period of change as utilities in many regions of the country are experiencing flattening and declining sales. At the same time, technological advances are driving increased deployment of advanced metering,...
(Press Release - 1/11/2017)
New Analysis Shows Maryland Energy Efficiency Program Has Far-Reaching Benefits Baltimore, MD—Maryland electric customers will save more than $4 billion due to energy efficiency improvements made at homes and businesses through a successful...
(Document - 1/11/2017)
In 2008 Maryland passed an energy efficiency resource standard requiring the state to reduce per capita energy consumption by 10% by 2015. In this report we review the costs and benefits of Maryland’s EERS policy with a focus on statewide benefits...
(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,...
(Blog - 1/4/2017)
As the new year begins, we expect 2017 will bring increased investments in energy efficiency and other efforts to save energy. The energy efficiency investment picture indicates that savings will continue to grow. Spending on energy-efficient goods...