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Research Report U1901 - January 16, 2019

ACEEE has reviewed exemplary customer-funded electric and natural gas utility programs every five years since 2003. For this edition of the report, we solicited nominations nationally and analyzed them in collaboration with an independent expert advisory panel. We ultimately selected 53 models...

Research Report U1808 - October 04, 2018

The twelfth edition of the ACEEE State Energy Efficiency Scorecard gives a progress report on state energy efficiency policies and programs that save energy and produce environmental and economic benefits. The Scorecard uses data vetted by state energy officials to rank states...

Research Report H1802 - March 26, 2018

ACEEE’s Health and Energy Linked (HELP) Awards recognize programs that simultaneously improve human health and save energy. This report highlights the six exemplary programs chosen by a panel of expert advisors to receive the first awards. Case studies describe funding, communities served, and...

Research Report H1801 - February 21, 2018

Pollution from power plants harms public health, contributing to heart attacks, respiratory conditions, asthma attacks, and premature death. Energy efficiency can benefit health by reducing power plant pollution. This report estimates the health and environmental benefits that would come from a...

Policy Brief - May 13, 2019

Twenty-seven states are currently implementing long-term (3+ years), binding energy savings targets. States have taken a variety of approaches to setting targets, including passing legislation to enact formal energy efficiency resource standards, setting long-term energy savings targets through...

Fact Sheet - May 07, 2019

Description of utility-sector energy efficiency opportunities in Florida, using data from ACEEE’s most recent State, City, and Utility Energy Efficiency Scorecards, EIA 861 2015, and Florida Energy Efficiency and Conservation Act reports and proceedings.

Fact Sheet - May 02, 2019

The electric power sector is undergoing rapid transformation, in part because of the increased use of technologies that can be located closer to the customer, such as solar power, energy storage, and electric vehicles. Because of its reliability and low cost, energy efficiency can help scale up...

Fact Sheet - May 02, 2019

Improving the energy efficiency of rural homes, businesses, and institutions keeps hard-earned money in community members’ pockets. However, programs to provide efficiency upgrades often require upfront investments, which may be a barrier for some rural community members. Utilities, state and...

Fact Sheet - May 02, 2019

Energy efficiency programs benefit rural electric cooperatives (co-ops), their members, and the communities they serve. By offering energy efficiency programs, co-ops invest in their members. This fact sheet describes the benefits of energy efficiency to co-ops and their communities and offers...

Topic Brief - May 02, 2019

This is the fourth in a series of technical briefs exploring emerging opportunities for energy efficiency in residential and commercial buildings. This brief looks at residential window attachments, including storm windows, interior shades and blinds, and window films. These devices save energy...

Regulatory Filing - April 26, 2019

The comments, delivered to the executive secretary of the Public Service Commission of Maryland, include recommendations pertaining to Maryland's energy efficiency business model.  

White Paper - April 24, 2019

Both energy efficiency and renewable energy can reduce greenhouse gas emissions and improve a home’s resilience during power outages. Cost effectiveness is another important consideration. Recent energy code changes have raised the question of whether renewable sources like rooftop solar...

Testimony - April 22, 2019

The testimony, delivered electronically and addressed to Chair Dick Stein and Chair Michael O'Brien, opposes House Bill 6, which would support Ohio's nuclear power plants by rolling back the state's energy efficiency and renewable energy standards. 

Research Report - April 11, 2019

Tens of thousands of home energy assessments are conducted every year in the United States, but many recipients do not follow through on their recommendations. We studied 45 sample assessment reports by coding them for design and content elements, sending them for review by a panel of experts (...

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