Energy Efficiency Resource Standards

Press Release | December 8, 2010

Special ACEEE 30th Anniversary Awards Celebrate Visionaries and Leaders

14 Awards Presented to Those Who Advance Energy Efficiency


Read More
Press Release | November 11, 2009

Energy Efficiency: An Economic Development Strategy for South Carolina

Charleston, S.C. —  A new study released today shows that a combination of energy and water efficiency policies could cut electricity and water bills for South Carolinians by $5.1 billion and could create almost 22,000 new “green” jobs by 2025.

Read More
Press Release | September 9, 2009

Energy Efficiency Improvements to Waxman-Markey Could Create 569,000 Jobs, Save Households $283 Annually in Ten Years

Washington, D.C. —  Energy efficiency provisions in the American Clean Energy Security Act (ACES — H.R. 2454) with improvements could create more than 569,000 new jobs nationwide in the next ten years and provide $283 in annual savings for every  household in America, according to a new study released today by the American Council for an Energy-Efficient Economy (ACEEE).

Read More
Press Release | June 18, 2009

Senate Energy Bill Will Spur Substantial Energy Efficiency Savings But Savings Significantly Less Than House Energy Bill

Washington, D.C. — The Senate Energy and Natural Resources Committee reported out the American Clean Energy Leadership Act yesterday, a bill designed to tackle America's energy challenges including increasing energy efficiency.

Read More
Press Release | April 1, 2009

Congress Advances Legislation Promoting Energy Efficiency

Washington, D.C. — Actions yesterday in both the House of Representatives and the Senate advanced proposals to improve energy efficiency policy in the country. In the House, Representatives Henry Waxman (D-CA) and Ed Markey (D-MA) released a “discussion draft” of energy and climate change legislation that contains many energy efficiency provisions.

Read More
Press Release | March 25, 2009

Energy Efficiency Improvements Will Create Thousands of New Jobs While Saving Ohio Billions

COLUMBUS, Ohio — Ohio could save over $19 billion by using energy efficiency strategies that are available right now, says a study released today by the American Council for an Energy-Efficient Economy (ACEEE), an independent, Washington, D.C. nonprofit research group. Ohio could also create more than 32,000 net new jobs by 2025, including well-paying trade and professional jobs needed to design, install, and operate energy efficiency measures.

Read More
Press Release | March 18, 2009

Study Finds National Standard for Energy Efficiency Can Save U.S. Consumers and Businesses Nearly $170 Billion

Washington, D.C. — Energy efficiency initiatives that reward consumers and businesses for reducing electricity and gas usage could result in utility bill savings of $168.6 billion, according to a report released today by the American Council for an Energy-Efficient Economy (ACEEE). That number is 16 percent higher than ACEEE’s previous savings estimate of $144 billion and is based on updated data.

Read More
Press Release | October 7, 2008

Michigan Commits to an Energy-Efficient Electric Future

Washington, D.C. — Yesterday Michigan Governor Jennifer Granholm signed legislation passed last month by the Michigan legislature that sets mandatory energy savings goals for the state's electric and gas utilities. "This legislation represents a significant achievement for Michigan, which has had no utility energy efficiency resource programs since 1995," said ACEEE Utilities Program Director, Dr. Martin Kushler. A 2007 ACEEE study (http://www.aceee.org/research-report/e07x) coauthored by Dr.

Read More
Press Release | April 9, 2008

Maryland Legislation Taps Energy Efficiency As the "First Fuel"

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. 

Read More
Press Release | December 14, 2007

Senate Energy Bill Will Save Consumers and Businesses At Least $400 Billion

Washington, D.C. — The American Council for an Energy-Efficient Economy (ACEEE) estimates that the energy efficiency portions of the energy bill that passed the Senate last night are more than triple the savings from legislation passed by Congress in 2005, and more than seven times the savings from legislation passed in 1992. These provisions will save U.S. consumers and businesses more than $400 billion dollars between now and 2030, accounting for both energy cost savings and the moderately higher cost of energy-efficient products. These provisions will reduce U.S.

Read More