Government Lead by Example Initiatives

Blog Post | March 8, 2011

ACEEE Launches New Web-Based Resource in Response to Opportunities in Local Energy Efficiency Policy

Local policy is becoming an increasingly important driver for energy efficiency with local governments and other local leaders continuing to create innovative solutions even when federal and state leadership is lacking. Additionally, local governments have many responsibilities and relationships that put them in a unique position to effectively translate energy efficiency goals into successful implementation, and ultimately create tangible on-the-ground results. 

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Press Release | December 8, 2010

Special ACEEE 30th Anniversary Awards Celebrate Visionaries and Leaders

14 Awards Presented to Those Who Advance Energy Efficiency


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Blog Post | September 29, 2010

Hawaii's State Government Leads by Example

One of five top-award winners of ACEEE’s States Stepping Forward awards project, the Hawaii Lead by Example Program (LBE) impressed ACEEE and an expert panel of judges with thorough program offerings and solid results. Learn more about this program and many more in the full report.

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Press Release | September 15, 2010

18 State-Led Energy Efficiency Programs Recognized As Best In U.S.

ACEEE Announces Five Top Energy-Efficiency Award Winning Programs in Colorado, Hawaii, Maryland, and New York

Press Conference Audio Available (from event organized by The Hastings Group).

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Blog Post | August 18, 2010

Spotlight on States and Communities

As hopes for comprehensive national energy policy melted away this summer, focus shifts back to states and communities.

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Press Release | December 23, 2009

Federal Dollars Fuel Local Efficiency: Cities Ready to Lead

Washington, D.C. - In a new report released today, ACEEE presented profiles of over 40 municipal energy efficiency programs as a guide for cities and counties preparing to implement federally-funded energy efficiency and conservation plans.

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Press Release | October 21, 2009

Recession Not Dimming States' Growing Focus on Energy Efficiency as "First Fuel," With CA, MA, and CT Rated Best on Implementing Energy Efficiency

Washington, D.C. The current economic downturn is not sidetracking state-level efforts to make the most of energy efficiency as the cheapest, cleanest and quickest of all energy resources, according to a 50-state scorecard on energy efficiency policies, programs, and practices from the American Council for an Energy-Efficient Economy (ACEEE). 

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Blog Post | July 1, 2009

The State Current: States Lead by Example

The acceleration of energy efficiency policy adoption at the state level in 2008 revealed that states across the country are ready to take action without federal leadership. Many states have recently stepped forward with policies that require state governments to “lead by example” (LBE) and adopt efficiency standards for vehicle fleets, buildings, and building components.

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Blog Post | May 31, 2009

Coming Soon: The State Current & State Energy Efficiency Policy Database Updates

ACEEE will update its State Energy Efficiency Policy Database in late June to reflect efforts at the state level to enact policies promoting energy efficiency in 2009. The database serves as a comprehensive, navigable resource with detailed information on a variety of state energy policies, including utility, transportation, and combined heat and power/recovered waste energy policies. A new category will be added this year: "Lead by Example Initiatives" by state governments.

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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.

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