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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...

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...

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 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...

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...

Research Report - July 10, 2018

To achieve the ambitious worldwide goal of reducing greenhouse gas emissions 80% or more by 2050, consumers and businesses will increasingly need to use heat pumps powered by low- or no-carbon electricity for space and water heating. But does electrification make sense for homeowners considering...

Research Report - June 25, 2018

The 2018 International Energy Efficiency Scorecard examines the efficiency policies and performance of 25 of the world’s top energy-consuming countries. We used 36 metrics to evaluate each country’s national commitment to saving energy as well as its efficiency policies and performance...

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