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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 - June 01, 1994

This study assesses the potential for energy savings and carbon emissions reduction by increasing the recycled content of energy-intensive materials. Aluminum, steel, paper, plastics, and container glass are considered. Government policies to encourage higher recycling rates and increased...

Research Report - June 01, 1994

Most utility forecasts assume that present building codes and equipment efficiency standards will not change. However, federal and state laws ensure that codes and standards will become more stringent. This paper provides predictions about future codes and standards for particular products and...

Research Report - April 01, 1994

The analysis in this study provides regulators with a solid empirical basis for evaluating rate impact claims. It analyzes data on rate impacts of DSM programs, including the level of utility DSM expenditures, how DSM expenses are recovered, and factors that are linked to high and low rate...

White Paper - March 31, 1994

The use of rubberized pavement appears to offer a unique opportunity to take a major waste problem generated by the transportation sector and use it to reduce the consumption of resources (including materials and energy) by the same sector, while achieving significant performance benefits.

Research Report - March 01, 1994

This evaluation of the macroeconomic benefits of the Clinton Administration's Climate Change Action Plan finds that lowering carbon emissions to 1990 levels by the year 2000 could generate a net employment increase of 157,000 jobs. This figure would rise to about 260,000 jobs by 2010.

Research Report - March 01, 1994

This report discusses an analyzes six major initiatives to supplement the Clinton Administration’s Climate Change Action Plan. By adopting these initiatives, the U.S. could reduce its greenhouse gas emissions to 1990 levels (or below) by 2000 and continue the downward trend in emissions after...

Research Report - February 01, 1994

This study examines energy efficiency potential in Ohio and the broad economic impacts from pursuing a high-efficiency future. It shows that widespread efficiency improvements could cut energy by 26 percent and lead to a net increase of 63,000 jobs statewide by 2010. It also contains policy...

Research Report - February 01, 1994

This study examines future directions for market transformation efforts by utilities and governmental entities. Eight high-priority targets for new market transformation initiatives are identified based on potential energy savings, cost-effectiveness and the likelihood that intervention can...

Research Report - January 01, 1994

This review of utility DSM programs for industrial customers discusses approaches that have achieved significant savings and participation and those that have not. Detailed information is provided on 14 particularly successful programs. The paper also includes a section on promising but...

Research Report - January 01, 1994

This 1993 ACEEE-organized workshop provided a forum for representatives of industry, government, utilities, academia, and the public interest community to discuss program and policy issues related to improving industrial energy efficiency. The proceedings papers cover, energy efficiency as a...

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