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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...

Research Report - October 29, 2018

Energy efficiency supports the reliability and resilience of our electricity system. However, these benefits are typically not included in electric system planning, decision making, and cost-effectiveness analysis. This report examines energy efficiency's contribution to reliability in terms of...

White Paper - October 23, 2018

Zero energy buildings (ZEBs) produce at least as much energy as they consume. Whereas only a few thousand ZEBs have been constructed in the United States and Canada until now, it may be possible to improve building energy codes to the point where all new buildings are zero energy by 2030. This...

Regulatory Filing - October 22, 2018

The comments were delivered to the Pennsylvania Public Utilities Commission, docket # M-2015-2518883.

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....

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