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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 A1703 - December 20, 2017

Commercial buildings have their own unique energy systems, ownership structures, and decision-making processes. They also have striking opportunities to save energy by installing smart technologies. Beginning where our previous Smart Buildings study left off, this report takes a deeper...

Research Report - February 01, 1993

This study analyzes the job and income benefits that accrue from energy taxes. Using the broad-based energy tax proposed by the Clinton Administration as a specific example, the paper illustrates the importance of considering consumer response and the implications of reducing energy use. It...

Research Report - January 01, 1993

Provides a more expansive treatment of the economics of automobile fuel economy improvement, drawing on our technology assessment work reported in T933 (backlist). It covers the cost analysis methodology, tabulates cost and benefit estimates for gasoline vehicle technology options, and...

Research Report - January 01, 1993

This report describes utility programs that are designed to encourage manufacturers to develop and commercialize highly efficient refrigerators and clothes washers. Opportunities for improving the efficiency of other types of appliances are also discussed. Presented at the International...

Research Report - January 01, 1993

This paper shows how an environmentally sound transportation policy emphasizing improved vehicle efficiency as well as shifts to alternative transportation modes and renewable fuels can cost-effectively cut transportation--related petroleum use by two-thirds, Co2 emissions by one-half and...

Research Report - January 01, 1993

This report extends earlier analyses of the cost-effective potential for improving automobile fuel economy by incorporating refinements to existing technologies along with new ones, such as lean-burn engines, variable valve timing and improved transmission management. It finds that average new...

Research Report - January 01, 1993

This study examines the potential to reduce energy use and lower energy bills by dedicating a modest portion of the revenue from a broad-based energy tax to energy efficiency programs. It shows that energy bills could decline if about 15 percent of tax revenues are "recycled" into efficiency...

Research Report - January 01, 1993

The author presents lessons learned during 15 years of work on energy efficiency with North Carolina industry and agriculture. The paper includes examples of energy projects and recommendations for structuring programs that will best overcome institutional barriers. Based on a paper prepared...

Research Report - January 01, 1993

Economists and other analysts have postulated that savings from efficiency measures are reduced as consumers use some of the money they save to purchase increased comfort or to operate energy-consuming equipment more intensively. This paper reviews more than 40 energy efficiency program...

Research Report - January 01, 1993

This report surveys 100 new technologies that can save electricity and natural gas, ranging from those that entered the market in 1991 to those likely to be commercialized by 2002. Data on the 50 technologies with the largest potential savings are provided, including likely costs, savings and...

Research Report - August 01, 1992

This paper explores the veracity of arguments by large industrial customers that they have already implemented most of the available efficiency measures, and that utility DSM programs ask them to subsidize efficiency investments by residential and commercial customers. Efficiency opportunities...

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