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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 new survey of 50 such programs nationwide. As...

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Blog Post | August 16, 2012 - 1:47 pm

The Economy-Wide Benefits of Residential Feedback Programs

Advanced utility meters (so-called “smart meters”), coupled with in-home displays or feedback devices, provide the means by which residential energy...
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Press Release | August 14, 2012 - 7:46 pm

American Council for an Energy-Efficient Economy Presents 2012 Champion of Energy Efficiency in Buildings Awards

Pacific Grove, Calif.—The American Council for an Energy-Efficient Economy (ACEEE) presented four Champion of Energy Efficiency Awards last night at...
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Blog Post | August 09, 2012 - 11:48 am

The U.S. Is Going for Gold in the London Olympics, but Falling Behind Other Countries in Energy Efficiency

ACEEE recently published a report ranking the energy efficiency of the world’s 12 largest economies. Unfortunately, the U.S. isn’t even in the...
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Blog Post | August 07, 2012 - 11:18 am

The Rebound Effect: Real, but Not Very Large

As the energy efficiency of products, homes, and businesses improves, it becomes less expensive to operate them. The rebound effect postulates that...
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Blog Post | August 02, 2012 - 1:09 pm

Questionable Thinking About the “Energy Efficiency Gap”

NOTE: This blog article revises and updates a previous entry.
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Press Release | July 31, 2012 - 10:59 am

Energy-Efficient Affordable Housing Can Dramatically Improve Residents’ Economic Stability

New Report Shows How Energy-Efficient Manufactured Homes Can Save Consumers Billions
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Blog Post | July 20, 2012 - 11:14 am

Overriding Common Sense: An Attack on Energy Efficiency Standards

A new report published last week by the anti-regulatory Mercatus Center (an advocacy outfit associated with the Koch brothers) took aim at appliance...
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Blog Post | July 16, 2012 - 9:57 am

Do Energy Efficiency Tax Incentives Have a Role to Play in Tax Reform?

There is substantial talk in Washington about tax reform being a key issue for 2013. Generally this is perceived to mean simplifying the tax code by...
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Press Release | July 11, 2012 - 4:17 pm

ACEEE: United Kingdom Tops in Energy Efficiency, U.S. Lags in 9th Place

First International Energy Efficiency Scorecard of 12 Major Economies Also Finds Germany, Italy, and Japan Ranking Highly; U.S. Behind Most Countries...
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Blog Post | July 09, 2012 - 1:15 pm

Biased Thinking in the “Energy Efficiency Gap”

UPDATE: A revised and updated version of this blog entry can be found here. This ACEEE paper was written to comment on a January, 2012 paper that...
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