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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 - January 01, 1992

A 1992 NRC study concluded that only modest improvements in new car fuel economy would be possible over the next 15 years. This critique points out technological options that were either omitted or downplayed in the NRC study as well as weaknesses in the economic market and policy analyses. It...

Research Report - January 01, 1992

In this paper, national minimum efficiency standards on lamps, motors, showerheads, and heating and air conditioning equipment for commercial buildings are proposed. It also analyzes energy savings that would result from the standards and the current political status

Research Report - January 01, 1992

This report recommends how the Department of Energy could strengthen and expand its buildings energy efficiency program. It proposes thirteen major R&D or implementation initiatives. Prepared by an ad hoc group of experts from industry, universities, government, and national laboratories...

Research Report - July 01, 1991

This review looks at utility demand-side management (DSM) results and plans; a study of the achievable conservation potential in New York State; and estimates of the energy savings available from market forces, building codes and equipment efficiency standards. It concludes that utilities can...

E-Book - March 28, 1991

The electric utility industry has moved from a growth-oriented environment into a period of instability, competition and restructuring. This book outlines the strategic...

Research Report - March 01, 1991

This report describes a major study on America's energy choices completed by four national environmental and energy efficiency advocacy organizations in 1991. This study was conceived as an alternative to the U.S. government's National Energy Strategy. The objective was to examine the role...

Research Report - February 01, 1991

Programs that developing countries can use to help reduce growth in electricity demand are reviewed in this paper. Sixteen types of program options are discussed, including examples of countries in which each option has been used.

Research Report - February 01, 1991

This report describes a major study on America's energy choices completed by four national environmental and energy efficiency advocacy organizations in 1991. This study was conceived as an alternative to the U.S. government's National Energy Strategy. The objective was to examine the role...

Research Report - January 01, 1991

A set of simple performance indices that utilities and regulators can use to appraise the performance of DSM programs are presented in this paper. Typical and "good" index values are reported to aid in index interpretation. Prepared for the NARUC Third National Conference on Integrated...

Research Report - January 01, 1991

This paper summarizes work in the U.S. and Canada promoting lighting efficiency including education, demonstration, technical assistance, utility, testing, labeling building code, and equipment efficiency standard efforts. It also estimates the technical potential for lighting efficiency...

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