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Blog Post | December 10, 2019 - 12:24 pm

New Year’s countdown: Our top 10 blog posts of 2019

As the holidays approach and this year comes to a close, we want to share 2019 highlights for ACEEE and energy efficiency. We released our popular...

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Blog Post | June 12, 2019 - 10:20 am

Here are six ways we have slashed US energy use by a fifth

Major energy efficiency policies slashed US energy use by about 20% in 2017, saving a whopping 25 quads of energy —the amount used in California,...
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Blog Post | June 11, 2019 - 11:40 am

DOE refuses public hearing on a proposal that could gut US appliance standards

UPDATE (June 26): After receiving our renewed public hearing request and similar requests from a number of manufacturers and AHRI, an industry trade...
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Blog Post | May 30, 2019 - 10:05 am

Cannabis and indoor agriculture can slash overhead costs with energy efficiency

As the market for indoor agriculture in North America surges, businesses, growers, and states are finding innovative ways to slash energy costs that...
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Press Release | May 28, 2019 - 4:23 pm

Nevada Joins States Opposing Light Bulb Rollback

Joint statement by ACEEE’s Jennifer Amann, ASAP’s Andrew deLaski, and SWEEP’s Tom Polikilas
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Blog Post | May 23, 2019 - 11:17 am

Fuel economy gains, now at risk, reduce cost of summer road trips

As nearly 43 million Americans hit the road over Memorial Day weekend, they will see firsthand how improved fuel economy saves them money. Put simply...
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Blog Post | May 21, 2019 - 11:22 am

For existing homes, energy efficiency often has a better return on investment than solar

Looking for an investment with a high, secure return on investment? A light energy efficiency retrofit of a typical existing home can deliver a...
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Blog Post | May 16, 2019 - 12:34 pm

Prepay: Saving electricity and money or going without?

As more utilities look at prepay plans, new research finds this option carries both benefits and potential risks. While it may put at risk the...
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Blog Post | May 14, 2019 - 11:25 am

Deep retrofits: Financing needs to play a critical role

This is the fourth and final blog post in our series on recent developments in energy efficiency financing. Prior posts covered Energy Service...
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Blog Post | May 09, 2019 - 11:07 am

Virginia’s improved efficiency offerings model success for the Southeast

Virginia has recently made a major leap forward on energy efficiency and can serve as a successful model for utility efforts under consideration in...
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Blog Post | May 08, 2019 - 9:27 am

Portland’s cutting-edge tool for home buyers gains momentum in other US cities

Ever wonder how much a home’s utility bills will cost before you buy it? Portland, Oregon, has a cutting-edge policy that gives homebuyers such...
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