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Energy Efficiency as a Resource

Blog Post | September 13, 2012

Energy Efficiency Looks Beyond the Natural Gas Boom

The recent boom in shale gas production and the subsequent decrease in the price of natural gas have left some wondering what the role for energy efficiency will be in the future. As a new ACEEE white paper explains, energy efficiency measures are still cost-effective in any foreseeable natural gas price environment.

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Blog Post | September 6, 2012

Energy Efficiency and Economic Opportunity

The economic benefits of energy efficiency extend far beyond lowering energy bills for consumers. Efficiency also contributes to economic development and job creation. But who benefits most from these economic opportunities? At every step of the economic value chain produced by efficiency investments (see figure below), there are opportunities to target the economic and social benefits to those households, businesses, geographies, or sectors for whom they will make the biggest difference.

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Blog Post | August 2, 2012
Press Release | June 27, 2012

Utility Energy Efficiency Programs Experienced Rapid Growth over Last Ten Years

Utilities across the Country Increasingly Turning to Energy Efficiency as the Lowest-Cost Energy Resource

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Blog Post | June 19, 2012

Yes, U.S. Oil and Gas Production Is Increasing, but Energy Efficiency Is Still the Number One Resource

A variety of recent articles have trumpeted how U.S. oil and gas production is up.  For example, Daniel Yergin, in a New York Times op ed, notes that U.S. oil production has increased 1.6 million barrels per day since 1998 and that a further 0.6 million barrel increase may be possible this year.  He also notes how shale gas is now 37% of U.S.

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Press Release | May 16, 2012

Energy Efficiency Gains Traction in Lagging States

Despite Long-Standing Barriers, Opportunities Abound for States Furthest Behind on Energy Efficiency

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Blog Post | May 1, 2012

ACEEE Updates State and Local Technical Assistance Toolkits

ACEEE has collaborated with state and local stakeholders for decades, arming them with valuable, up-to-date resources on energy efficiency to facilitate effective program and policy development and deployment.

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Blog Post | March 1, 2012

Energy Efficiency Finance 301: The Growing Popularity of On-Bill Financing

The promise of energy efficiency investments to boost the overall economy and to create and sustain jobs is becoming more widely accepted, as shown in part by the ever-growing number of cost-effective energy efficiency financing programs across the c

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Press Release | February 23, 2012

Large-Scale Studies Find Moderate Savings from Smart Grid Feedback Devices

Real-time feedback provides more control over energy use for many customers

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Press Release | January 24, 2012

Statement by Steven Nadel, Executive Director of the American Council for an Energy-Efficient Economy, on the 2012 State-of-the-Union Address

Tonight President Obama stated that "the easiest way to save money is to waste less energy." We couldn't agree more. Our research has found that energy efficiency is our cheapest and cleanest energy resource. As the President said, if we waste less energy, "America will have less pollution, more manufacturing, and more jobs for construction workers who need them." In his State of the Union address the President proposed to help manufacturers eliminate energy waste in their factories and give businesses incentives to upgrade their buildings.

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