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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...

Research Report - April 01, 1998

Examines the feasibility and appropriateness of market intervention strategies to increase the penetration of LED traffic signals, which offer large energy savings and other benefits relative to existing incandescent traffic signals. It presents the state of the technology and some of the...

Research Report - April 01, 1998

Discusses how to make a compelling case to businesses that they can increase profits and productivity while decreasing both energy and non-energy forms of pollution. Includes a compendium of supporting case studies.

Research Report - April 01, 1998

Provides insights into the industrial decision making process by looking at how capital and operating energy costs are traded to minimize the total cost to a firm. The study also discusses how retrofit and new construction opportunities are evaluated differently.

Research Report - March 01, 1998

Presents the rationale for market transformation programs to policymakers and discusses how to develop and implement a market transformation plan. It also includes information on current and past market transformation initiatives.

Research Report - March 01, 1998

Examines 50 energy-saving technologies and practices—comparing them on potential energy savings, cost effectiveness, and likelihood of success in the market—and ranks them in terms of suitability for market transformation initiatives. Prepared for the Consortium for Energy Efficiency.

Research Report - February 01, 1998

Assesses "leaking" electricity from consumer electronics and small household appliances when they are in standby mode or turned off, and examines the impacts of these losses. The report identifies trends in relevant product industries and gives technical and policy options for reducing standby...

Research Report - January 01, 1998

Provides an in-depth look at both public finance and external costs of passenger transportation within the scope of a metropolitan planning organization (MPO) jurisdiction. Based on a case study of the seven-county greater Milwaukee area, the report identifies interstate and inter-regional...

Research Report - January 01, 1998

Reports on a month-long study tour by the author just before the 1997 Kyoto summit. It surveys the actions and plans which principal European Union (EU) countries are taking to cut transportation sector emissions. Topics covered include approaches to strengthen and rationalize planning,...

Research Report - January 01, 1998

Consumer education and other market-oriented approaches to environmental protection require understandable and coherent information on the environmental performance of the products in question. Such information can influence buyer decisions and might thereby provide feedback to manufacturers'...

Research Report - December 01, 1997

Surveys the types of programs that communities, utilities, and states have used to improve the efficiency of existing housing stock. The programs include: mandatory energy conservation ordinances or standards; retrofit loan programs; and home energy rating systems linked to energy-efficient...

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