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Blog Post | April 25, 2018

What is resilience worth to you? A new metric could answer that question.

Puerto Rico experienced another island-wide blackout last week. Distributed energy resources such as combined heat and power (CHP) could help communities avoid or minimize some impacts of large-scale natural disasters including blackouts.

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Blog Post | March 21, 2013

Using the Market to Help Leverage Increased Energy Efficiency: 16 Policies Could Save the U.S. Economy Almost $1 Trillion

While there is disagreement among politicians about the role of government spending and government regulations to spur cost-effective energy efficiency investments, politicians of all political stripes agree that knocking down market barriers that keep Americans from saving money is a worthy task.

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Press Release | March 15, 2013

ACEEE Outlines 16 Policies to Remove Market Barriers to Energy Efficiency and Leverage Market Forces

Energy Efficiency Policies Could Save the U.S. Economy Almost $1 Trillion  

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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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Press Release | August 8, 2006

Utility Policies Keep Efficiency Off the Grid

Washington, D.C. — Individual utility interconnection and tariff practices continue to be significant barriers faced by combined heat and power (CHP) projects, according to the American Council for an Energy-Efficient Economy’s (ACEEE) new report Combined Heat and Power: Connecting the Gap between Markets and Utility Interconnection and Tariff Practices (Part II). Although many states are making positive progress on CHP policies, significant barriers still stunt the realization of CHP’s nationwide potential.

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Press Release | March 2, 2006

CHP Projects Still Blocked by Some Utilities

Washington, D.C. — Individual utility interconnection and tariff practices continue to be significant barriers faced by combined heat and power (CHP) projects, according to the American Council for an Energy-Efficient Economy’s (ACEEE) new report Combined Heat and Power: Connecting the Gap between Markets and Utility Interconnection and Tariff Practices (Part I). Although many states are making positive progress on CHP policies, significant barriers still stunt the realization of CHP’s nationwide potential.

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Press Release | May 26, 2005

Senate Energy Bill Saves Over Twice As Much Energy As the House Bill: But Substantial Improvements Are Needed

WASHINGTON, D.C. — The comprehensive energy bill reported out today by the Senate Energy Committee contains much stronger energy efficiency provisions than the bill passed by the House of Representatives in April. Analysis by the American Council for an Energy-Efficient Economy (ACEEE) shows that the Senate bill will more than double the energy savings contained in the House bill. However, the Senate bill, in its current form, will produce only about one-third the savings of a more ambitious legislative package that ACEEE analyzed in April.

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Press Release | January 15, 2003

Skyrocketing Natural Gas Prices to Increase Home Heating Bills: Energy Efficiency "Insurance" Provides Immediate and Long-Term Relief

WASHINGTON, D.C. — This winter's huge price increases for natural gas are hitting American consumers with higher heating bills, and may set back the nation's economic recovery. The American Council for an Energy-Efficient Economy (ACEEE) offers consumers and Congress practical energy efficiency options that can help consumers reduce their bills and put the nation on a more secure energy footing.

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Press Release | October 23, 2002

Progress Made in Last Five Years Toward Breaking Down Market Barriers to CHP

Washington, D.C. — In the five years since President Clinton first expounded combined heat and power's (CHP) societal and environmental benefits, important progress has been made toward breaking down the market barriers preventing the expansion of CHP. However, many of the barriers that discouraged the broader adoption of this important energy efficiency technology continue to slow its progress today.

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Press Release | August 7, 2001

House Energy Bill Does Little to Promote Energy Efficiency; Senate Should Address Gaps

WASHINGTON, D.C. — Despite extensive rhetoric from the President, Vice-President, and House leaders in support of energy efficiency and energy conservation, the energy bill passed by the House does very little to promote energy efficiency.

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