Energy Efficiency as a Resource
2010 was a mixed year for energy efficiency with significant progress at the state level, but ultimately only modest success to show on the national level, particularly from Congress. As our 2010 ACEEE State Energy Policy Scorecard documented, progress continued to be made at the state level.
Reaching the Tipping Point: Majority of States Have Now Adopted Energy Efficiency Resource Standards
Washington, D.C. — While the prospect of passing a comprehensive national energy policy remains uncertain for the 112th Congress, two states reminded the country last week that bold energy efficiency policies, which will save consumers and businesses millions in wasted energy costs, can win bipartisan support.
Top Honors for Programs in Five Regions of U.S.To Be Announced
National Report Will Examine 18 Leading Programs
Washington D.C. — The American Council for an Energy-Efficient Economy (ACEEE) will identify America’s exceptional state-led energy efficiency programs during a live, phone-based news event Wednesday, September 15, 2010 at 2:30 p.m. EDT / 11:30 a.m. PDT.
Washington, D.C. — Maryland's legislators gave final approval this week to two landmark energy bills that together aim to reduce the state's energy consumption by 15% by 2015. The legislation, proposed by Governor Martin O'Malley, sets the stage for Maryland to become a leader in capturing the benefits of energy efficiency.
Washington, D.C. — Against a backdrop of soaring energy prices and ever-mounting concerns about global warming, the American Council for an Energy-Efficient Economy (ACEEE) released a report today that profiles 90 of America’s leading energy efficiency programs. Together, these programs provide a vivid demonstration of how energy efficiency is America’s cheapest, fastest, and cleanest new energy resource. They were selected from across the U.S. as examples of highly successful and effective energy efficiency programs.
Washington, D.C. — Energy efficiency programs can be effective resources for reducing peak demand as well as overall load, according to a new report from the American Council for an Energy-Efficient Economy. The report, Examining the Peak Demand Impacts of Energy Efficiency: A Review of Program Experience and Industry Practices, documents how energy efficiency programs can deliver savings during peak demand periods when the power grid is most stressed.
WASHINGTON, D.C. — A bill to reestablish energy conservation programs in Maryland to help households save energy, reduce their utility bills, and reduce pollution died in Annapolis earlier this week. The bill (SB 397, sponsored by Sen. Brian Frosh, and its companion, HB 490, sponsored by Del. Maggie McIntosh) would have established an "Energy Saving Investment Program" (ESIP) and was virtually identical to a measure that passed the Maryland Senate in 2004 with the support of the Ehrlich Administration.
Washington, D.C. — Energy efficiency programs played a crucial role in helping to respond to electric system reliability concerns last year, according to a new study by the American Council for an Energy-Efficient Economy (ACEEE).