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October 2012

Blog Post | October 25, 2012

As the Economy Recovers, the Stars Align for Investment in Industrial Energy Efficiency

The economy took center stage at times during this year’s presidential debates, but scant attention was paid to the manufacturing sector, which remains an important driver of economic growth as well as energy use. Evidence of a resurgent, domestic manufacturing sector has strategic implications for energy policy as well as the economy.

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Blog Post | October 16, 2012

What Is an Energy Efficiency Job?

The impact of investments in energy efficiency extends well beyond reducing energy costs or addressing the environmental impacts of energy extraction and use. These investments provide jobs for American workers and help them to support their families and communities.

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Blog Post | October 9, 2012

Eureka! The Southwest Strikes Gold with Energy Efficiency

A new frontier for energy efficiency has been evolving quietly in the Southwestern United States as the region’s electric utilities have increasingly invested in energy efficiency as a least-cost, low-risk energy resource. In ACEEE’s 2012 State Energy Efficiency Scorecard, which was released last week, five of the six Southwestern states rank in the top half of states for Utility Programs and Policies.

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Blog Post | October 4, 2012

Harvest Time: Community-Based Social Marketing and ”High-Hanging Fruit” in Home Energy Retrofits

On October 10, ACEEE’s Behavior and Human Dimensions of Energy Use Program will be releasing the first in a series of white papers on popular approaches for driving energy efficiency using social science methods and insights.

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