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October 2011

Blog Post | October 25, 2011

Industrial and Commercial Self-Direct Energy Efficiency Programs: Misunderstood or In Need of Improvement?

ACEEE is not shy about extolling the benefits of energy efficiency. Energy efficiency as a resource is cost effective, low risk, and offers immediate reductions in harmful emissions—which is why energy efficiency programs administered by utilities or other entities can be found all over the country. But not all energy customers pay for or use energy efficiency programs in the same way.

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Blog Post | October 21, 2011

State Progress on Energy Efficiency Creates New Business Opportunities

This week, the American Council for an Energy-Efficient Economy (ACEEE) released its annual rankings of the 50 states and District of Columbia on their progress toward adopting and implementing various energy-efficiency policies and programs.  This year’s State Energy Efficiency Scorecard reveals that many states are making great advancements in energy efficiency on all fronts – from transportation to industry to buildings, helping Americans save money and creating new business and employment opportunities across the

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Blog Post | October 20, 2011

SAVE Act would create 83,000 jobs and $1.1 billion in annual energy bill savings

A recent joint analysis from the American Council for an Energy-Efficient Economy (ACEEE) and the Institute for Market Transformation (IMT) estimates that the SAVE Act would create 83,000 jobs and $1.1 billion in consumer energy bill savings in 2020, helping revitalize the hardest hit sectors of the economy. The SAVE Act would provide lower rate mortgage financing for cost effective energy

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Blog Post | October 11, 2011

Anthropology, Advertising, and Appliances

Over the years, many classic articles on behavior and energy have been published, and we here at the Behavior Program have been reviewing and discussing them with an eye towards moving the conversation forward. Our goal for the program is to take such academic insights, and turn them into robust, testable hypotheses, with the ultimate aim being to move them closer to actionable product or program concepts.

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Press Release | October 5, 2011

Efficient Water Heating Technologies Can Save Consumers Nearly $18 Billion

Emerging Technologies Increase Consumer Choice and Improve Performance

 

Washington, D.C.—New energy-efficient water heating technologies and practices can save residential and commercial buildings on average 37% more energy than conventional technologies. These energy savings could be worth nearly $18 billion, according to a new study of emerging technologies released today by the American Council for an Energy-Efficient Economy (ACEEE).

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Blog Post | October 4, 2011

Remembering Linda Latham

As many members of the ACEEE family may have heard, Linda Latham, our Chief Operating Officer, succumbed to breast cancer on September 24, 2011. Linda had only been with ACEEE for a year and a half, but in that time she dramatically improved our finance, human resource, and IT systems while mentoring many of our staff and contributing substantially to our energy work.

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