Energy Efficiency Investment

Blog Post | August 12, 2011

Energy Efficiency Finance 101: Understanding the Marketplace

The number of energy finance programs has increased dramatically in recent years. As the variety of programs expanded, so too has the diversity of financial institutions participating in local programs. Each of these different types of financiers has specific strengths, weaknesses, and areas of focus. Only by understanding these unique attributes can the best partner for each individual program be identified.

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Press Release | January 24, 2011

Allowing Utilities to Earn More for Helping Customers to Consume Less Benefits Both

Washington, D.C. —  The ability for utilities to profit from their energy efficiency programs provides strong motivation to create, support, and deliver successful programs according to a report released today by the American Council for an Energy-Efficient Economy (ACEEE). Research conducted by ACEEE found that electric and natural gas utilities able to earn a financial return on their achievements with customer energy efficiency programs are likely to be industry leaders in terms of their financial support for customer energy efficiency programs.

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Blog Post | July 28, 2010

International Freight Cost Increase Further Encouraging Domestic Production

A story in Monday's New York Times reports that the costs of marine freight are again increasing as the global economy recovers. This trend is a reemergence of a trend that ACEEE noted in the last half of the past decade. Part of this trend is competition for capacity, but much of it results from infrastructure constraints at U.S. ports that increase the cost and delay imports into the U.S.

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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 29, 2010

Business Attitudes Toward Energy Efficiency Are Changing

<p>Business investment is rebounding rapidly, reversing directing from the drastic cutbacks and plant closings that began almost two years ago.

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Blog Post | April 7, 2010

Shop Floor to Top Floor

<p>Yesterday the <a href="http://www.pewclimate.org/about">Pew Center on Global Climate Change</a> released its new report <a href="http://bit.ly/dbSGgl"><em>From Shop Floor to Top Floor: Best Business Practices in Energy Efficiency</em></a> at its <a href="http://www.pewclimate.org/energy-efficiency/conference&q

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Press Release | May 24, 2007

Energy Efficiency Investments and Renewable Energy Purchases Together Are 'Twin Pillars' in Reducing Carbon Emissions

Washington, D.C. — Aggressive investments in energy efficiency in the short run and growing purchases of renewable energy over the long run are a powerful one-two solution for businesses, local governments, and states aspiring to reduce their greenhouse gas emissions now, according to a new report by a pair of clean energy advocacy groups.

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