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Blog Post | September 26, 2011

Austin Becomes Energy Efficiency Aware (While Keeping the City Weird)

Policies to improve the energy use information available to building owners, operators, buyers, and tenants have proliferated in the past few years.  The City of Austin, Texas and its municipal electric utility, Austin Energy, have been leaders in these information policies.

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Press Release | September 20, 2011

Study: Energy Efficiency Loan Financing Proving to be a Low Risk Investment with Large-Scale Potential

Energy Efficiency Loan Programs Default Rates Range from 0–3% and Remained Largely Unchanged During Housing Bubble Collapse

 

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Press Release | August 24, 2011

Study: Energy Efficiency Can Save Missouri $6.1 Billion and Create 8,500 Local Jobs

Cost-Effective Policies Could Meet 17% of State Energy Needs, Cutting Energy Bills While Creating Local Jobs

 

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Blog Post | July 19, 2011

Energy Conservation Ordinances Help Berkeley to Reduce Residential Energy Costs

As we have featured over the past year, local governments have many policy levers available to pull in order to improve energy efficiency—not only in their own operations, but also throughout their

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Blog Post | June 9, 2011

Chicago Program Lights a Path Forward for Energy Savings in Multifamily Buildings

Multifamily housing is often seen as one of the most difficult markets to serve for energy retrofits.

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Blog Post | May 16, 2011

Local Clean Energy Leadership Summit Will Cover Clean Energy and Sustainability Projects

ACEEE is one of several partner organizations helping to convene city and county officials from across the country, key congressional and federal agency decision-makers, and environmental policy leaders who are leading clean energy and sustainability projects for the June 15-17 Local Clean Energy Leadership Summit in Washington, D.C. This is a re-post from Andy Seth, Executive Director of Climate Communities,about the event.

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Blog Post | May 12, 2011

To Advance Efficiency, State Governments Go Local

Anyone following the budget crises facing state governments can tell you that the policies and actions taken in state capitols can make indelible impacts on local governments. Local governments often rely on state funds, and in many cases take cues from the states when considering policies and programs.

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Press Release | May 10, 2011
Blog Post | April 26, 2011

Wisconsin Municipal Wastewater Treatment Plant Innovates Its Way to Energy Efficiency

Aerial View of Sheboygan Wastewater Treat-
ment Plant (Photo provided courtesy of
Sheboygan Regional WWTP)

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Blog Post | April 8, 2011

Location Efficiency: The Energy Efficiency Opportunity of “Where” Is Here

How does where we build our homes, businesses, and transportation infrastructure impact our energy use?  A recent U.S. Environmental Protection Agency report  attempts to tackle just that question. The report analyzes the energy use associated with different housing and neighborhood types. It also serves as a concise and readable primer on research related to the energy implications of “location efficiency.”

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