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Blog Post | February 27, 2013

Advancing Energy Efficiency through Financing Innovation

Prominent policy experts on The Alliance to Save Energy’s Commission on National Energy Policy agree that one of the keys to increasing energy efficiency in the United States is growing the market for energy efficiency financing.

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Press Release | January 9, 2013

New Report Reveals How Next Generation Energy Efficiency Programs Can Help Utilities Achieve High Energy Savings

Washington, D.C.—New technologies and innovative program designs are combining to create the next generation of energy efficiency programs that can meet the aggressive saving targets being set by many states, finds a new report.

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Blog Post | December 20, 2012

Harnessing Energy Efficiency to Overcome a Bleak World Energy Outlook

Last month the International Energy Agency (IEA) released its World Energy Outlook 2012 and unfortunately the world outlook is not so good.

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Blog Post | December 19, 2012

Three Tax Reforms to Encourage Modernization of the Manufacturing Sector

Much of the equipment and production processes in America’s factories are decades old and not as efficient as modern equipment and processes in use by many of our international competitors. While some factories have been modernized, many have not. Modernizing these factories will allow them to better compete in world markets by improving product quality and reducing product costs, including savings through reduced energy use.

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Blog Post | December 7, 2012

The World Wants a Solution to Climate Change: Here It Is

This week in Doha, Qatar, world leaders are struggling with how to reduce greenhouse gas emissions fast enough, and in amounts great enough, to protect people from the droughts, food shortages, rising sea levels, and severe weather events that climate change is likely to bring.

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Blog Post | October 25, 2012

As the Economy Recovers, the Stars Align for Investment in Industrial Energy Efficiency

The economy took center stage at times during this year’s presidential debates, but scant attention was paid to the manufacturing sector, which remains an important driver of economic growth as well as energy use. Evidence of a resurgent, domestic manufacturing sector has strategic implications for energy policy as well as the economy.

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Blog Post | October 9, 2012

Eureka! The Southwest Strikes Gold with Energy Efficiency

A new frontier for energy efficiency has been evolving quietly in the Southwestern United States as the region’s electric utilities have increasingly invested in energy efficiency as a least-cost, low-risk energy resource. In ACEEE’s 2012 State Energy Efficiency Scorecard, which was released last week, five of the six Southwestern states rank in the top half of states for Utility Programs and Policies.

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Blog Post | September 13, 2012

Energy Efficiency Looks Beyond the Natural Gas Boom

The recent boom in shale gas production and the subsequent decrease in the price of natural gas have left some wondering what the role for energy efficiency will be in the future. As a new ACEEE white paper explains, energy efficiency measures are still cost-effective in any foreseeable natural gas price environment.

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Press Release | July 31, 2012

Energy-Efficient Affordable Housing Can Dramatically Improve Residents’ Economic Stability

New Report Shows How Energy-Efficient Manufactured Homes Can Save Consumers Billions

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Blog Post | July 9, 2012

Biased Thinking in the “Energy Efficiency Gap”

UPDATE: A revised and updated version of this blog entry can be found here. This ACEEE paper was written to comment on a January, 2012 paper that Allcott and Greenstone published in the Journal of Economic Perspectives. Allcott and Greenstone have since revised their paper to respond to some of our criticisms.

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