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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...

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 (...

Research Report - April 09, 2019

Energy efficiency programs have historically underserved multifamily housing for low-income households, largely because of the barriers this market presents to program administrators. This report examines 32 programs that target affordable multifamily buildings, focusing on energy savings,...

White Paper - April 02, 2019

This paper analyzes the job-creation impacts of increased energy efficiency investments by electric distribution utilities in the Commonwealth of Pennsylvania. Under current Pennsylvania law, efficiency investments are artificially capped, limiting energy savings and associated economic benefits...

Topic Brief - March 08, 2019

Many jurisdictions are increasingly interested in accounting for the economic development and job-creation benefits of energy efficiency and other clean energy investments. This toolkit describes five practical approaches they can use to estimate these economic impacts, including the pros and...

Testimony - March 07, 2019

Submitted to the House of Representatives Committee on Energy and Commerce Energy Subcommittee, for the hearing titled "Wasted Energy: DOE's Inaction on Efficiency Standards and its Impact on Consumers and the Climate."

Regulatory Filing - March 06, 2019

A letter submitted to the Virginia Department of Environmental Quality referencing the Re-Proposed Action to Develop Regulations to Reduce and Cap Carbon Dioxide from Fossil Fuel Fired Electric Power Generating Facilities (Rev. C17), 9VAC5 Chapter 140.

White Paper - February 28, 2019

This paper lays out five key energy efficiency policies that Florida can adopt to spur job growth across the state: setting energy efficiency targets for utilities, adopting state-level appliance standards, promoting the use of combined heat and power, updating building energy codes, and working...

Topic Brief - February 21, 2019

ACEEE developed this technical brief in response to the state of Missouri’s request to provide information on investor-owned utility energy efficiency performance incentives.

Research Report - 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...

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