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January 2012

Blog Post | January 23, 2012

ACEEE Begins to Explore Tax Reform as It Might Relate to Energy Efficiency

ACEEE is preparing a series of working papers on how energy efficiency issues might be addressed as part of tax reform. We call them working papers because we are soliciting feedback and comments on these drafts so that our analyses and proposals can be refined. We plan to release final versions of these papers as part of a larger report later this year. We also welcome feedback on additional tax-related topics touching energy efficiency that might be useful to address.

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Press Release | January 11, 2012

ACEEE Report to Show Why U.S. Should Switch to “Think Big” Approach for Energy Efficiency

While Consumers and Policymakers Dwell on Individual-Level Decisions About Small Energy Efficiency, Little Attention Is Paid to Potential for Huge Energy Savings from Systems, Industrial Processes, and Infrastructure Improvements.

 

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Blog Post | January 6, 2012

Energy Efficiency in 2012: Forecast Is Mostly Sunny

Looking forward into 2012, I see more reasons for optimism than pessimism. Many states and utilities are committed to ramping up their energy efficiency programs this year and even more are considering similar steps. For example, Massachusetts electric utility programs are targeting 2.4% savings this year as part of a ramp-up rate originally established a few years ago.

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