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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 - 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...

Research Report - April 01, 1995

This report argues that implementation of end-use electricity conservation measures can and should continue to grow in the U.S. despite the uncertainty concerning utility DSM programs. It covers recent trends in DSM program budgets and savings targets; the evolution of DSM programs toward...

E-Book - March 28, 1995

Widespread concern about energy efficiency, societal impacts and environmental quality has sparked a global interest in the reevaluation of our transportation systems. This book examines...

E-Book - March 28, 1995

Apartment buildings, an important part of the affordable U.S. housing stock, have long been identified as a particularly challenging area for energy conservation. This book reviews...

Research Report - March 01, 1995

Utilities and governments in developing countries are now considering whether to use integrated resource planning techniques and demand-side management programs as part of their efforts to meet future demand for electricity. This report introduces IRP and DSM to a developing country audience...

Research Report - March 01, 1995

This report presents a rationale for maintaining strong utility DSM programs in spite of growing competition and restructuring within the utility industry. It includes recommendations for utilities and regulators.

Research Report - February 01, 1995

China’s economy is growing rapidly and China is becoming a major player in the international room air conditioner market. This report summarizes a wide array of information on the Chinese room air conditioner market and examines technical opportunities for improving the efficiency of Chinese...

Research Report - February 01, 1995

This study presents 14 different energy-related indicators of economic, social and environmental progress. Among the indicators proposed are analyses of energy and carbon intensity of the U.S. economy; measures to track progress toward objectives found in the 1992 Energy Policy Act; trends in...

Research Report - January 01, 1995

This report reviews how electricity is used to drive motor systems in manufacturing. Technical areas for elimination of motor system waste and improvement of energy efficiency are identified. The potential for motor-system, energy-efficiency improvements is estimated.

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