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Press Release | December 12, 2018 - 6:04 pm

Farm Bill Advances Rural Energy Efficiency

Statement of R. Neal Elliott, Senior Director of Research

The American Council for an Energy-Efficient Economy (ACEEE) applauds Congress for passing the...

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Blog Post | December 12, 2018 - 10:59 am

Climate challenge: Cut the ‘gray carbon wedge’ of industrial emissions

Recent major climate reports highlight public interest in addressing climate change. There is broad agreement that we won’t achieve carbon reduction...
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Blog Post | December 11, 2018 - 11:44 am

Can utilities incorporate energy efficiency into their core business? With performance incentives, they can

As the utility business model changes, more states are offering utilities incentives to increase energy efficiency by making it as appealing as...
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Blog Post | November 15, 2018 - 10:25 am

To inspire energy-saving behaviors, local governments engage residents, hold contests, try games

Nearly two-thirds of behavior-based programs for saving energy involve in-person contact with residents, such as home energy audits, according to a...
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Press Release | November 14, 2018 - 10:00 am

ACEEE Participates in This Year’s Giving Tuesday

Washington, D.C.—ACEEE is pleased to announce that it will participate in Giving Tuesday 2018, a time for individuals, communities and organizations...
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Blog Post | November 02, 2018 - 10:56 am

EIA: Reduced electric demand has halved carbon emissions in power sector

Finally, some good news! Recent hurricanes and major climate reports have heightened awareness of climate change and the dire need to reduce carbon...
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Blog Post | November 01, 2018 - 10:57 am

What will Massachusetts’ new efficiency targets mean for future policy?

Massachusetts’ new three-year energy efficiency plan includes aggressive energy-savings targets for utilities. The plan, approved Tuesday by the...
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Blog Post | October 29, 2018 - 5:45 pm

Saving energy can strengthen our electric grid

Turning on a light switch is a simple act that masks a very complex system. That light is powered by the electric grid, the world’s largest machine,...
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Blog Post | October 29, 2018 - 9:50 am

The sustainable sugar rush: how candy companies are saving energy

When you reach for that candy bar this Halloween, don’t just count calories—count kilowatt-hours. Big candy manufacturers use a lot of energy to feed...
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Blog Post | October 24, 2018 - 3:21 pm

Zero energy buildings on the rise but barriers remain

Zero energy building codes are making inroads in Oregon, California, British Columbia, and other places, but a new ACEEE white paper reveals that...
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Blog Post | October 23, 2018 - 10:36 am

IEA reports large energy efficiency gains but calls for accelerated efforts

Energy-saving efforts continue to deliver vast gains, but their progress is slowing and will need at least a doubling of investment in order to reach...
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