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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 - November 01, 1997

Reviews the implementation of energy efficiency provisions in the Energy Policy Act of 1992. It gives "grades" for each major section as well as the key "actors" including DOE, Congress, and the private sector, and includes lessons learned and recommendations for future legislation.

Research Report - October 01, 1997

Provides an assessment of state-of-the-art utility motor system programs that will allow utilities to make better use of resources and achieve greater success with their motor system programs.

Research Report - October 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...

Research Report - August 01, 1997

Reviews the history and market impacts of three examples of DOE-developed industrial technologies and addresses the importance of government-supported industrial RD&D.

Research Report - July 01, 1997

Informs policymakers, energy professionals, and the public regarding the status, funding mechanisms, achievements, and rationale for state energy RD&D organizations. It addresses the appropriate state energy RD&D role given a more competitive utility industry and evaluates different...

Research Report - June 01, 1997

Analyzes the environmental and economic implications of two U.S. energy futures — our Present Path and an Innovation Path. By following the latter, U.S. emissions of CO2 could be cut to 10% below 1990 levels while saving consumers $530 per household in energy costs and creating 800,000...

Research Report - May 01, 1997

Reviews the current status of China’s lighting industry, which is expanding rapidly as China’s electricity use grows at approximately 10% per year and energy used for lighting grows even faster. It examines overall statistics on the industry as well as the current status of lighting...

Research Report - May 01, 1997

Reviews the efforts made with electricity conservation and DSM programs in Brazil. The status of various electricity savings measures is examined along with initiatives developed by the federal government and utilities. Prepared for Energy Policy.

Research Report - April 01, 1997

Reviews the current status and future directions of the Chinese market for energy-related products used in buildings, focusing on refrigerators, room air conditioners, and lighting equipment. For each type of equipment, production and sales, industry structure, products, consumer preferences,...

Research Report - April 01, 1997

Describes the main activities of PROCEL and the resulting electricity savings and peak demand reductions. It shows that PROCEL’s cumulative efforts reduced electricity consumption in Brazil by about 2.4 TWh/yr (0.9%) in 1996. Prepared for the 1997 International Energy Program Evaluation...

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