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January 2019

Blog Post | January 31, 2019

Electrification and efficiency: crafting an enduring relationship

As more states and cities set aggressive policies toward a carbon-free future, the energy industry is abuzz with the concept of electrification. What does this have to do with energy efficiency? A lot! Although some people may assume that efficiency’s reduction in electric use conflicts with electrification’s increase in load, in fact, energy efficiency is central to many electrification strategies. Like many relationships, it’s complicated. If done right, electrification presents opportunities to advance energy efficiency and its many benefits.

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Blog Post | January 30, 2019

Brighter, safer, more efficient: How LEDS are changing public spaces

Washington, D.C.’s commute just got brighter—and possibly safer. In late 2018, the city’s Metro made a $50 million dollar commitment to install LED lights in its subway stations. As of January, 15 stations have been upgraded to energy-efficient lighting, with the remaining 33 stations to follow within two-and- a-half years.

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Press Release | January 23, 2019

EVs Take Charge of Greenest List as Auto Industry Undergoes Major Shifts

Washington, DC—For the first time in five years, amid transformation in the auto industry, the Detroit Three automakers do not have a single car on the annual Greenest vehicles list. As they make deep cuts to their car fleets, their prior green superstars are either being discontinued, lagging behind, or not yet on the 2019 market. Still, there’s good news for consumers.

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Press Release | January 16, 2019

ACEEE Honors Outstanding Utility Energy Efficiency Programs

Washington, D.C.—ACEEE is proud to honor 53 of the United States’ leading energy efficiency programs with the Exemplary Program Award. In a national review, ACEEE selected these programs based on their innovation and effectiveness in helping customers increase energy efficiency in their homes and businesses. The awards accompany ACEEE’s publication, The New Leaders of the Pack: ACEEE’s Fourth National Review of Exemplary Energy Efficiency Programs, which profiles model programs.

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Blog Post | January 9, 2019

The ultimate power couple: Energy management and data technologies

Strategic energy management (SEM) programs are expanding beyond the industrial sector to commercial and institutional customers. These programs and data management technologies are two of the biggest opportunities to reduce energy use at large facilities. Not only do they save energy and decrease carbon emissions, they also help utilities build long-term relationships with clients and introduce them to additional efficiency programs.

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Blog Post | January 3, 2019

More states and provinces adopt carbon pricing to cut emissions

Across North America, efforts to put a price on greenhouse gas emissions are growing, creating a market-based incentive to reduce emissions and energy use. Currently 14 US states and Canadian provinces plus one US city have done so, with seven additional states and provinces in active pursuit, according to ACEEE’s new white paper.  

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Blog Post | January 2, 2019

Happy New Year! We look back at 2018’s progress and challenges and forward to 2019’s potential

In 2018, states, cities and companies made progress on energy efficiency, while the federal government took steps backward. This year holds promising opportunities, particularly at the state, city and business level. Unfortunately, we expect a continued need to defend efficiency standards, targets, and funding at the federal level and in a few states.

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