August 2019

Blog Post | August 26, 2019

These colleges get an A+ in sustainability

Nearly two-thirds of prospective students say a college's commitment to the environment influences their decision to apply to or attend the school. But which colleges are the most committed?

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Blog Post | August 22, 2019

Making every energy unit count for the customer

Provocative talks at last week’s Summer Study on Energy Efficiency in Industry spotlighted ways to slash energy consumption by better matching customer  needs with energy supply. 

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Blog Post | August 21, 2019

At risk: Heavy-duty vehicle fuel economy

The Trump administration’s efforts to roll back the light-duty vehicle fuel economy standards have received a lot of attention. Much less known is its stalling of heavy-duty vehicle fuel economy standards, which would also boost fuel consumption and greenhouse gas emissions — significantly increasing health risks for all.

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Press Release | August 13, 2019

ACEEE Announces 'Champions of Energy Efficiency' at 2019 Summer Study Industry

From left to right: Chad Gilless, Stillwater Energy; Sandy Glatt, US Department of Energy; and Thomas Wenning, Oak Ridge National Laboratory (on behalf of Wade Willlatt, Nissan North America)

Portland, Oregon—From government to the private sector, three distinguished experts today received the Champions of Energy Efficiency Awards from the American Council for an Energy-Efficient Economy. 

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Blog Post | August 8, 2019

Florida cities call for stronger utility energy savings targets

Florida cities and counties are going to bat for their residents and pushing for utilities to set stronger energy savings goals. Utility efficiency programs are a critical tool supporting local government efforts to improve sustainability, reduce emissions, and promote job growth. But as cities and counties are working to ramp up energy savings, utilities are going backwards.

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Blog Post | August 1, 2019

State energy savings targets evolve to meet new policy goals

As more states seek to reduce costs and meet climate goals, new ACEEE research finds that energy efficiency resource standards (EERS) are delivering huge gains — 80% of all electricity savings — in the utility sector.

Our report, released today, shows that these energy savings targets —adopted by 27 US states over the past two decades — are the most effective utility-sector energy efficiency policy. In fact, in 2017, states with such targets achieved electricity savings at a rate four times higher than states without targets.

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