March 2013

Blog Post | March 29, 2013

What Can Energy and Water Do Next?

Last week I participated in the U.S. Green Building Council’s Water Conservation Showcase as part of a panel on tackling the energy-water nexus.

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Press Release | March 21, 2013

ACEEE Recognizes Exemplary Energy Efficiency Programs

ACEEE recently completed its 3rd National Review of Exemplary Energy Efficiency Programs. We are pleased to recognize the programs listed below. ACEEE and an expert review panel selected these programs as examples of leading designs and practices for energy efficiency programs offered by utilities and related organizations serving utility customers. A compendium of profiles of all these programs will be published later this spring. The profiles will feature program descriptions, performance, and key lessons learned. ACEEE completed earlier national reviews in 2003 and 2008.

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Blog Post | March 21, 2013

Using the Market to Help Leverage Increased Energy Efficiency: 16 Policies Could Save the U.S. Economy Almost $1 Trillion

While there is disagreement among politicians about the role of government spending and government regulations to spur cost-effective energy efficiency investments, politicians of all political stripes agree that knocking down market barriers that keep Americans from saving money is a worthy task.

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Blog Post | March 5, 2013

“Multifamily March”: A Month for Mapping the Path to Energy Savings for Apartment Buildings and Condos

Whole-home energy retrofits are growing in popularity across the country, but what if you are one of the more than 20 million American households that live in an apartment or condo? What if you own or manage an apartment building? Multifamily buildings represent a large and mostly untapped potential for saving energy as traditional energy efficiency programs have focused on single-family homes or commercial office buildings.

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Blog Post | March 4, 2013

Louisiana Takes a Big Step Backward on Energy Efficiency and Customers Will Pay the Price

Last Wednesday was a sad day for energy efficiency in Louisiana, and customers will end up paying the price. In a sudden move, the Louisiana Public Service Commission (PSC) voted to overturn their newly-adopted energy efficiency rules enacted in December of last year.

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