Efficiency Potential & Market Analysis
America's Anemic "13 Percent Economy:" Experts Warn U.S. Risks Long-Term Growth by Focusing on New Energy at Expense of More Energy Efficiency
Washington, D.C. — What will play the biggest role in future U.S. economic growth: the new energy that we find … or the energy that we avoid using?
Seeking Alpha has posted a very troubling blog entry this morning on the topic of Peak Oil. The post reviews international analyses and expert presentations that suggests that we may be closer to a Hubbert-like peak event than the U.S. press are reporting. The article suggests that many in the international community are already beginning to plan for a high and volatile oil price future.
Energy Efficiency Can Create New Jobs, Save Consumers Billions of Dollars, and Meet Nearly One-Quarter of North Carolina's Energy Demand
Morrisville, North Carolina — Energy efficiency can create 38,000 new jobs for North Carolinians while saving consumers $3.6 billion in energy bills, according to a new report released today by the American Council for an Energy-Efficient Economy (ACEEE).
A quick glance at ACEEE’s State Energy Efficiency Scorecard over the past few years will reveal some distinct regional divides. States on the east and west coasts and in the upper Midwest occupy the most spots at the top of the list, while the Southeast consistently ranks low in energy efficiency. Considering the region’s economic reliance on fossil fuels, it is no surprise that the concept of saving energy is met with skepticism.
ACEEE released South Carolina's Energy Future: Minding Its Efficiency Resources at back-to-back press events in Charleston on November 11 and in Columbia on November 12 attended by South Carolina Senate President Glenn McConnell and Senator Paul Campbell. Speaking at the Charleston event, Senator McConnell stated, “South Carolina must act now before we face an energy crisis. We need to move toward more balanced energy solutions.
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.
Climate Bill Must Be Strengthened to Spur Investment in Energy Efficiency to Save Consumers $Billions, Create Millions of New Jobs, Support Robust Economy
Washington, D.C. — A report released today by the American Council for an Energy-Efficient Economy (ACEEE) sets the record straight about the long-term economic impacts of cap-and-trade legislation and demonstrates how climate legislation that encourages energy-saving investments will create millions of jobs and save U.S. consumers billions on monthly energy bills.
The economic, energy, and climate challenges facing states have spurred innovative policies aimed at reducing energy consumption and increasing the use of clean energy resources. A handful of states have enacted bold energy efficiency measures such as the energy efficiency resource standard (EERS) as well as other policies geared towards industry, commercial, residential, and transportation sectors. Yet, the list of states setting aggressive energy efficiency agendas is far from complete.
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.
Washington, D.C. — A new study commissioned by the Appalachian Regional Commission (ARC) concludes that implementing energy efficiency measures in Appalachia has the potential to help create tens of thousands of jobs and save billions in energy costs to Appalachian consumers over the next 20 years. Conducted for ARC by the Southeast Energy Efficiency Alliance (SEEA), Energy Efficiency in Appalachia also finds that a bold energy efficiency initiative could cut projected energy use in the Region by up to 24 percent by the year 2030.