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Blog Post | November 16, 2009

ACEEE State Policy Tools Engage Stakeholders

Over the summer, ACEEE completely updated the State Energy Efficiency Policy Database, which reflects the current status of energy efficiency at the state level. Recognizing the continuously shifting landscape of state energy policy, ACEEE will continue to revise the database regularly, making a concerted effort to stay abreast of state-level developments.

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Blog Post | October 1, 2009

State Current: California Passes $3.1 Billion Energy Efficiency Plan

California has taken another large step towards improving energy efficiency.

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Press Release | April 16, 2009

Achieving Aggressive Utility Energy Efficiency Goals

WASHINGTON, D.C. — The American Council for an Energy-Efficient Economy (ACEEE) today released a new report, Meeting Aggressive New State Goals for Utility-Sector Energy Efficiency: Examining Key Factors Associated With High Savings. This report presents the results of a comprehensive national review of recent accomplishments in utility-sector energy efficiency, and an examination of key factors associated with large savings achievements.  

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Press Release | March 18, 2009

Study Finds National Standard for Energy Efficiency Can Save U.S. Consumers and Businesses Nearly $170 Billion

Washington, D.C. — Energy efficiency initiatives that reward consumers and businesses for reducing electricity and gas usage could result in utility bill savings of $168.6 billion, according to a report released today by the American Council for an Energy-Efficient Economy (ACEEE). That number is 16 percent higher than ACEEE’s previous savings estimate of $144 billion and is based on updated data.

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Blog Post | November 12, 2008

ACEEE "Rates the States": The 2008 State Energy Efficiency Scorecard

  Top Ten States  1. California  2. Oregon  3. Connecticut  4. Vermont  5. New York  6. Washington  7. Massachusetts (tie)  7.   Minnesota (tie)  9. Wisconsin  10.  New Jersey    In October, ACEEE released The 2008 State Energy Efficiency Scorecard, the second annual edition of the state-by-state rankings on energy efficiency programs and policies.

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Blog Post | November 12, 2008

ACEEE Launches State Energy Efficiency Policy Database

Last month ACEEE finalized a new on-line resource for state policymakers and energy efficiency advocates, the State Energy Efficiency Policy Database. The site serves as an easy-to-use on-line database of energy efficiency policies in the states, searchable by state or by policy. Each state has separate pages for each extant policy area, with links to external resources, information on useful contacts, and ACEEE research.

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Press Release | March 29, 2005

ACEEE Study Seeks the Link Between Demand Response and Energy Efficiency

WASHINGTON, D.C. — A new study by the American Council for an Energy-Efficient Economy (ACEEE) examines recent experience with demand response (DR) programs across the United States and seeks to better understand the relationship between demand response and energy efficiency. The study raises timely issues as the continued growth of electricity demand is putting stress on the U.S. power grid and leading to a resurgence of interest in "demand-side" resource strategies.

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