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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 - January 01, 1996

Discusses work that has taken place on developing new standards for several products and how states can use this information to enact new state standards. Among the products covered are refrigerators, clothes washers, ballasts, and distribution transformers.

Research Report - January 01, 1996

This report analyzes the markets for industrial motor systems components (motors, drive, pumps, fans, and air compressors), identifies market deficiencies that slow the acceptance of energy-efficient technologies, and discusses how market transformation programs might be used to accelerate the...

Research Report - January 01, 1996

Provides state-by-state estimates of the energy and energy bill savings of appliance and equipment efficiency standards for both current standards and new ones under development. In the 10 largest states, annual energy bill savings will exceed $1 billion by 2015.

Research Report - January 01, 1996

Examines trends in the development of appliance and equipment efficiency standards throughout the world and offers some observations about how standards may evolve in coming years.

Research Report - January 01, 1996

Compares the amount of gasoline taxes and other road user fees paid in the U.S. to federal, state, and local expenditures on roads and highways. Rebutting a recent report by the American Petroleum Institute, this analysis shows that fees collected from road users fail to cover road spending,...

Research Report - January 01, 1996

Traces the history of standards, beginning with planning for power plant siting and electric reliability in the 1960s and proceeding to 1996. It includes an analysis of the potential savings from new standards under development and a status report on standard-setting rulemakings now underway...

Research Report - January 01, 1996

With restructuring of the electric utility industry now being discussed in the U.S. and several other countries, this paper seeks to add some objective findings to the debate by reviewing several recent cases on utility restructuring and the impacts of this restructuring on energy prices,...

Research Report - January 01, 1996

This paper examines the synergisms and potential reductions in U.S. light vehicle petroleum consumption and greenhouse gas emissions obtainable by policies that foster higher fuel economy through conventional vehicle technologies. These policies would encourage liquid biofuels produced from...

Research Report - September 01, 1995

A sample of 37 utilities and 22 state regulatory commissions were surveyed and examined to identify recent and projected change in utilities’ DSM budgets, savings, program design, and key factors responsible for changes. Prepared in cooperation with Oak Ridge National Laboratory.

Research Report - August 01, 1995

Utility demand-side management (DSM) programs have been operating for approximately two decades. During this period DSM has progressed from an emphasis on information and loan programs to a resource acquisition strategy emphasizing rebates. Now, the electric utility industry is being...

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