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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, 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...

Research Report - January 01, 1994

This study reviews data on electricity use by industry type and end-use. Opportunities for improved electricity efficiency are estimated by sector and by end-use. Case studies of energy-efficiency projects at several companies are included.

Research Report - January 01, 1994

This is a reprint of the December 1994 cover story from Scientific American. It provides a succinct and readable overview of energy losses in today's cars and explains the opportunities for efficiency improvement using available technologies. Also included in the "Amateur Scientist" feature...

Research Report - January 01, 1994

This report reviews energy use in the industrial sector and energy intensity trends. It examines opportunities for improved efficiency as well as barriers to implementation. It also explores how the federal government encourages greater energy efficiency in the industrial sector.

Research Report - January 01, 1994

Maine has been a leader in the development of energy-efficiency technologies. This in-depth analysis shows that while the state’s utility rates have increased by more than 35 percent in recent years, the alternative energy policies appear to have contributed less than one-third of that total....

Research Report - January 01, 1994

Energy use in multifamily housing has long been identified as a particularly challenging area for energy conservation efforts. Much work has been done on technical and programmatic issues in the past decade. There is now much experience in effective approaches for improving multifamily housing...

Research Report - January 01, 1994

This study presents the basic principles governing fuel efficiency and emissions in contemporary vehicles and explains how these attributes can be influenced by changes in vehicle design and usage. It identifies practical opportunities for reducing fuel use and emissions, and discusses the...

Research Report - January 01, 1994

Minimum efficiency standards enacted by state and federal governments on appliances, lamps, motors, and HVAC equipment have been among the most successful strategies for improving energy efficiency. This paper reviews opportunities for standards on 14 other products and makes recommendations...

Research Report - January 01, 1994

Participation rate is one of the most critical factors affecting the success of utility demand-side management programs. This paper reviews data and discusses characteristics of utility DSM programs with the highest participation rates in 18 different program categories. Factors linked with...

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