Archive

February 2019

Blog Post | February 28, 2019

Florida could add 135,000 jobs by embracing five energy policies

New ACEEE research shows that Florida could bolster energy efficiency policies to gain 135,000 jobs, making the state’s economy a bit sunnier.

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Blog Post | February 20, 2019

The gift that keeps giving: energy efficiency produces value year after year

An increasing number of states are finding new ways to track and value energy savings over time, according to research published today. Energy efficiency savings can accrue over many years, but most policies focus only on the first year. Our report, Energy Efficiency Over Time: Measuring and Valuing Lifetime Energy Savings in Policy and Planning, explores recent state efforts to take a longer view and the challenges they face when policies track only short-term savings.

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Blog Post | February 12, 2019

Energy service agreements: Potential big kid in town?

This is the first of a four-part series of blog posts on recent developments and trends in energy efficiency finance. Subsequent posts will discuss PACE financing and on-bill financing and financing deep retrofits.

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Blog Post | February 8, 2019

Roses are red, but they might not be green

The energy cost of roses isn’t very romantic. Of the 250 million roses Americans buy on Valentine’s Day, 90% are imported, requiring refrigeration and hundreds of cargo planes. Even domestically grown flowers require temperature control and land transportation. Curious about the energy involved in your bouquet? Here are a few things you might not know—and a few suggestions for a more eco-friendly Valentine’s Day.

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Blog Post | February 7, 2019

Emerging opportunities help commercial buildings optimize energy use

Exciting new opportunities are emerging for commercial buildings to optimize their energy use. These include not only innovative technologies, but also new approaches to system design, building operations, and financing. ACEEE explores three of these opportunities in new topic briefs, released today, as part of our Emerging Opportunities for Buildings series.

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Press Release | February 6, 2019

Rollback of light bulb standards would cost consumers billions — $100 per household each year

Statement by ASAP’s Andrew deLaski and ACEEE’s Steve Nadel

The Department of Energy’s plan, announced today, to rescind the expansion of energy efficiency standards for light bulbs would cost consumers billions of dollars and increase pollution that harms public health and the environment.

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