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Blog Post | February 20, 2019 - 10:00 am

The gift that keeps giving: energy efficiency produces value year after year

An increasing number of states are finding new ways to track and value energy savings over time, according to research published today. Energy efficiency savings can accrue over many years, but...

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Blog Post | January 02, 2019 - 10:41 am

Happy New Year! We look back at 2018’s progress and challenges and forward to 2019’s potential

In 2018, states, cities and companies made progress on energy efficiency, while the federal government took steps backward. This year holds promising...
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Blog Post | December 20, 2018 - 10:30 am

The hidden story on Minnesota’s new energy efficiency potential study: Efficiency is the ‘workhorse’ for climate goals

Minnesota has been receiving well-deserved attention for its ambitious renewable energy and greenhouse gas reduction goals, which aim for 25% of...
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Blog Post | December 19, 2018 - 12:33 pm

ACEEE partners with Bloomberg’s American Cities Climate Challenge

Today, Michael R. Bloomberg announced Charlotte as the nineteenth winning city of Bloomberg’s American Cities Climate Challenge, of which ACEEE is an...
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Blog Post | December 18, 2018 - 9:55 am

Renewables are getting cheaper but energy efficiency, on average, still costs utilities less

New data by Lazard, a financial advisory firm, shows that prices for renewable electricity declined again this year, continuing their downward trend.
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Blog Post | December 17, 2018 - 9:49 am

Hungry for efficiency news? Here’s a baker’s dozen of 2018 posts to prepare you for 2019

Before the new year arrives, we want to share 2018 highlights for ACEEE and energy efficiency. We celebrated the third annual Energy Efficiency Day...
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Blog Post | December 13, 2018 - 12:14 pm

19 states value clean air, clean lungs in program planning

In a wider push to increase energy efficiency, 19 states are incorporating health and environmental benefits into the cost effectiveness testing of...
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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
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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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