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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...

Research Report A1703 - December 20, 2017

Commercial buildings have their own unique energy systems, ownership structures, and decision-making processes. They also have striking opportunities to save energy by installing smart technologies. Beginning where our previous Smart Buildings study left off, this report takes a deeper...

Research Report u1707 - June 13, 2017

This first edition of the Utility Energy Efficiency Scorecard assesses the 51 largest US electric utilities across a range of energy efficiency metrics. The metrics fall into three categories critical to utility-sector efficiency: (1) quantitative savings and spending performance, (2)...

Research Report - 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...

Regulatory Filing - October 01, 2018

The comments refer to Docket No. E-01345A-17-0134 and make recommendations on the topic of cost-effectiveness testing. 

Regulatory Filing - September 26, 2018

The comments respond to dockets NHTSA–2018–0067 and EPA–HQ–OAR–2018–0283 and were delivered in person to EPA and NHTSA staff.

Research Report - September 19, 2018

Rural communities have unique energy needs that make it challenging for utilities, state energy offices, and other program implementers to deliver energy efficiency to customers. Infrastructure, energy use, and fuel mix in rural areas often differ from their metropolitan counterparts. Rural...

Regulatory Filing - August 24, 2018

Comments submitted to the Virginia Department of Mines, Minerals, and Energy on the topic of the Virginia Energy Plan. The comments recommend incorporating energy effiency into the plan in five specific ways. 

Fact Sheet - August 09, 2018

Energy efficiency holds significant pollution reduction potential for states. It can help states to manage air quality, protect public health, and keep electricity affordable, all while growing the local economy. The health benefits of reducing pollution through energy efficiency extend...

Topic Brief - August 07, 2018

These briefs describe how Fortune 500 companies use energy efficiency to meet sustainability and other planning goals, including C02 reduction, lowering the cost of energy-intensive inputs, and building brand image. The first brief describes efforts across the Fortune 500 as a whole....

Topic Brief - July 30, 2018

National light bulb efficiency standards are savings consumers billions of dollars annually and preventing millions of tons of carbon dioxide and other pollutants. Savings will dramatically increase after 2020 when stronger standards that apply to a wider range of bulbs kick in. But...

Research Report - July 24, 2018

National appliance efficiency standards drive energy, water, and utility bill savings. They are also major job creators. Existing standards could help consumers save $2 trillion on energy bills by 2030, money that will create new jobs when shifted from utilities to other goods and services. This...

Research Report - July 18, 2018

In this report, ACEEE and the Energy Efficiency for All coalition examine residential energy affordability in rural and small-town America and identify energy efficiency as an underutilized strategy that can help reduce energy burdens by as much as 25%. We analyze how rural energy burdens―the...

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