Industrial Energy Efficiency Programs

Blog Post | December 15, 2010

Arkansas Public Service Commission (APSC) Issues 10 Orders Designed to Expand the Energy Efficiency Efforts of Utilities

On Friday, December 10, 2010, Arkansas became the first state in the Southeast to adopt a comprehensive set of policies on utility energy efficiency programs, including an Energy Efficiency Resource Standard (EERS). Arkansas is the twenty-sixth state to adopt an EERS. (Click here to learn about all state EERS policies.)

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Blog Post | September 22, 2010

NYSERDA CHP and Wastewater Efficiency Programs Are Nationwide Models

The New York State Energy Research and Development Authority (NYSERDA) earned recognition for three outstanding programs in ACEEE's latest States Stepping Forward report, which can be accessed here. The programs present unique, innovative models to hasten the market penetration of energy efficiency technologies in municipal wastewater facilities, commercial facilities, and industrial buildings. 

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Blog Post | May 27, 2010

Ongoing Analysis of Industrial Provisions in APA (Kerry-Lieberman)

<p>Since the release of the draft of the <a href="http://kerry.senate.gov/americanpoweract/intro.cfm">American Power Act</a> (APA or Kerry-Lieberman), ACEEE has been looking at the industrial provisions in the bill.

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Blog Post | May 14, 2010

Federal Data Shows Sustained Recovery in Manufacturing

<p><a href="http://news.yahoo.com/s/ap/20100514/ap_on_bi_go_ec_fi/us_economy">Three federal data reports released today</a> provide further evidence of a sustained recovery in the manufacturing sector.

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Blog Post | April 7, 2010

Shop Floor to Top Floor

Yesterday the Pew Center on Global Climate Change released its new report From Shop Floor to Top Floor: Best Business Practices in Energy Efficiency at its conference in Chicago. ACEEE's Neal Elliott was an advisory for the report, which was prepared by ACEEE's former Deputy Director Bill Prindle.

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Press Release | October 8, 2009

New Report Identifies Best Program Strategies for Realizing Energy Efficiency in Industry

Washington, D.C. - A new report by the American Council for an Energy-Efficient Economy (ACEEE) highlights successful program strategies to realize the large potential energy savings in the industrial sector. Released today, Industrial Energy Efficiency Programs: Identifying Today’s Leaders and Tomorrow’s Needs finds that industrial sector energy savings have remained untapped by many existing publicly funded energy efficiency programs.

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Blog Post | February 28, 2009

The State Current: Energy Efficiency Programs that Work: NYSERDA FlexTech

FlexTech provides technical assistance for facility owners to make informed energy decisions. The service is provided to a full range of non-residential customers by consulting engineers under contract with NYSERDA, who perform objective, individualized energy audits and feasibility studies. Consulting engineers are chosen for each project based on matching expertise with specific facility characteristics and needs (e.g., for industrial projects, engineers are chosen with expertise in the relevant industry).

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Blog Post | February 25, 2009

ACEEE Launches Online Industrial Program Managers Network

On February 19, 2009, ACEEE's Industry Program hosted its first Industrial Program Managers' Network Webinar, officially launching the Network and opening a new chapter of the Industry Program. The Managers' Network is an inclusive forum in which managers and administrators from industrial energy efficiency programs across the U.S. and Canada can share best practices, discuss the impact of federal and state policies on their programs, and learn about current unmet needs within the industrial sector.

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Blog Post | July 8, 2008

Federal Energy Policy Update

In June, the U.S. Senate spent several days debating climate change legislation. The debate was nominally on the Lieberman-Warner bill that would establish a federal cap and trade program for greenhouse gas emissions beginning in 2012, with the caps gradually ramping down to 80% below 1990 emissions by 2050. Many of the emission allowances would be auctioned off, and the proceeds would fund a variety of programs, including energy efficiency.

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Press Release | October 3, 2007

ACEEE Hails America's Leading Energy Efficiency Programs

Washington, D.C. — Ninety of America's leading energy efficiency programs in twenty different categories were recognized in an awards ceremony held yesterday at a national conference on energy efficiency in Berkeley, California. The American Council for an Energy-Efficient Economy (ACEEE), a nonprofit research group based in Washington, D.C., selected these programs as part of a national review of outstanding programs offered by utilities and other organizations that help customers reduce energy use through improved energy efficiency.

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