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Research Report U1907 - September 18, 2019

Energy efficiency can slash US energy use and greenhouse gas emissions by about 50% by 2050, getting us halfway to our national climate goals. We can achieve almost all these savings, worth more than $700 billion in 2050, by dramatically scaling up government policies and programs. This report...

Research Report U1904 - July 24, 2019

The City Clean Energy Scorecard measures the progress of city policies and programs that save energy, promote renewable energy, and reduce greenhouse gas emissions. It also focuses on efforts to embed equity in policymaking. We ranked 75 large US cities for their energy efficiency and...

Research Report U1902 - February 20, 2019

The lifetime of energy efficiency programs and measures ranges from a few months to several decades. Nevertheless, most energy efficiency policies are designed around the first year of savings. This report describes recent policy changes in some states and Canadian provinces to measure the value...

Testimony - September 20, 2019

The testimony, delivered by ACEEE executive director Steve Nadel, was delivered before the Subcommittee on Energy of the House Committee on Energy and Commerce hearing on the role of the building sector in creating a 100 percent clean economy in the US. 

Research Report - September 18, 2019

Energy efficiency can slash US energy use and greenhouse gas emissions by about 50% by 2050, getting us halfway to our national climate goals. We can achieve almost all these savings, worth more than $700 billion in 2050, by dramatically scaling up government policies and programs. This report...

Fact Sheet - September 17, 2019

Energy efficiency can slash US energy use and greenhouse gas emissions by about 50% by 2050, getting us halfway to our national climate goals. In order to achieve these savings, we need to scale up efficiency in several key areas. This fact sheet provides an overview of 11 opportunities and...

Journal Article - September 17, 2019

Energy efficiency can get us about half of the way to long-term climate goals. Traditional energy efficiency strategies — vehicle and appliance efficiency standards, building energy codes, utility energy efficiency programs and Energy Star — can provide about half the achievable efficiency...

Fact Sheet - September 16, 2019

This flyer outlines the basics on a proposal for tax incentives for new and existing commercial and residential applications. 

Testimony - September 13, 2019

ACEEE made this submission on energy efficiency and climate policy to the House Energy & Commerce Committee in response to its request for input on key considerations for U.S. climate policy

Research Report - September 10, 2019

Programs that integrate energy efficiency and demand response (EE/DR) can yield multiple benefits. Not only can they fully capture these two value streams, but they offer a streamlined customer experience, greater grid flexibility, and more efficient administration. Despite these benefits, few...

Topic Brief - September 09, 2019

This policy brief provides an overview of energy affordability across the US. We define the concept of energy burden and some of the main drivers. We also examine how burdens vary across urban and rural areas and for certain households, such as multifamily, elderly, nonwhite, and low-income. We...

Regulatory Filing - August 05, 2019

Comments to the Florida PSC on the topic of FEECA, including ACEEE recommendations on energy efficiency standards. RE: docket numbers 20190015-EG, 20190016-EG, 20190017-EG, 20190018-EG, 20190019-EG, 20190020-EG, and 20190021-EG.

Research Report - July 30, 2019

Energy efficiency resource standards (EERS) have been a key tool for delivering energy savings in states across the country. Now states are looking to their energy efficiency policies to do more. New approaches to EERS can help them meet aggressive climate goals, lower costs, improve grid...

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