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December 2018

Blog Post | December 20, 2018

The hidden story on Minnesota’s new energy efficiency potential study: Efficiency is the ‘workhorse’ for climate goals

Minnesota has been receiving well-deserved attention for its ambitious renewable energy and greenhouse gas reduction goals, which aim for 25% of electricity from renewables by 2025 and an 80% reduction in GHG emissions by 2050.

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Blog Post | December 19, 2018

ACEEE partners with Bloomberg’s American Cities Climate Challenge

Today, Michael R. Bloomberg announced Charlotte as the nineteenth winning city of Bloomberg’s American Cities Climate Challenge, of which ACEEE is an official partner.

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Blog Post | December 18, 2018

Renewables are getting cheaper but energy efficiency, on average, still costs utilities less

New data by Lazard, a financial advisory firm, shows that prices for renewable electricity declined again this year, continuing their downward trend.

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Blog Post | December 17, 2018

Hungry for efficiency news? Here’s a baker’s dozen of 2018 posts to prepare you for 2019

Before the new year arrives, we want to share 2018 highlights for ACEEE and energy efficiency. We celebrated the third annual Energy Efficiency Day and released our highly anticipated state and international scorecards. We also analyzed potential federal freezes of fuel economy and light bulb standards, as well as advances – and setbacks – at the state and local levels.

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Blog Post | December 13, 2018

19 states value clean air, clean lungs in program planning

In a wider push to increase energy efficiency, 19 states are incorporating health and environmental benefits into the cost effectiveness testing of utility-run efficiency programs. Quantifying these advantages is a step towards increased funding and broader program offerings. ACEEE’s new topic brief profiles these states and the unique ways they are accounting for the diverse benefits of efficiency.

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Press Release | December 12, 2018

Farm Bill Advances Rural Energy Efficiency

Statement of R. Neal Elliott, Senior Director of Research

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Blog Post | December 12, 2018

Climate challenge: Cut the ‘gray carbon wedge’ of industrial emissions

Recent major climate reports highlight public interest in addressing climate change. There is broad agreement that we won’t achieve carbon reduction goals without cutting emissions from the industrial sector, which accounts for more than a fifth of global greenhouse gas emissions.

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Blog Post | December 11, 2018

Can utilities incorporate energy efficiency into their core business? With performance incentives, they can

As the utility business model changes, more states are offering utilities incentives to increase energy efficiency by making it as appealing as traditional investments. Our new topic brief, released today, explores performance incentives for utilities in 29 states, focusing on nine innovative states in particular.

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