Energy Data

(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...
(Blog - 11/21/2016)
Given the importance of small businesses to our national economy, ACEEE has examined successful utility program practices in the small commercial segment. We find there are still significant energy efficiency opportunities. Our new paper describes...
(Blog - 9/7/2016)
There are many tried-and-true tools in the energy efficiency toolbox. Programs in the utility sector that offer customers a variety of rebates, incentives, and technical services totaled more than $7 billion in 2014. In the private market, energy...
(Document - 9/7/2016)
Financing programs can expand the reach and depth of energy efficiency investments while preserving public dollars, especially when the financing is supported by robust marketing and technical assistance. Enter the green bank. Created by states or...
(Document - 7/28/2016)
This paper analyzes Bank of America’s $55 million initiative to provide low-cost funding and grant support to advance energy efficiency investment in low- to moderate-income communities. The funding supported community development financial...
(Document - 6/24/2016)
Recommendations sent to Governor Terry McAuliffe on the topic of executive actions the state can take to expand energy efficiency.
(Blog - 4/29/2016)
Commercial-sector energy use in the US increased by 63% from 1979 to 2012, rising from total source energy use of 10.6 quads in 1979 to a peak of 18.4 quads in 2008 before declining to 17.4 quads in 2012.  This growth can largely be attributed to a...
(Blog - 4/21/2016)
Earth Day was first celebrated in 1970, and that got us thinking about how households used energy back then. What did they use it for? Do we follow the same conventional wisdom for saving energy in our homes today, even though there are some obvious...
(Blog - 4/15/2016)
Ever wondered just how much energy we consume to power our economy? To keep our buildings working, machines humming, and wheels running? Are we really energy smart as a country? ACEEE tracks a lot of data that could be used to help answer these...