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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, 1991

This paper shows how cost-effective efficiency measures can reduce carbon dioxide emissions at a negative net cost. Examples include more efficient automobiles, refrigerators, appliance standards, utility programs, and national policy initiatives. It is a chapter from the book, Global Climate...

Research Report - January 01, 1991

This paper discusses the current status of lamp, motor, commercial HVAC, and showerhead technologies, economics and efficiency standards. It summarizes current state activity in these areas and includes recommendations for specific state standards.

Research Report - January 01, 1991

This paper provides a comprehensive treatment of issues surrounding public policies to reduce energy use and environmental impacts by light vehicles. Topics include: market weaknesses; energy taxes; performance standards; vehicle-based fees and rebates; technology policy; and automobile safety...

Research Report - January 01, 1991

This study describes what can be done to break the electricity-GNP growth link in the U.S. It examines the causes of and cures for underinvestment in energy efficiency in electricity production and use. Policy initiatives are proposed to spur greater utility efforts in this area, and the...

Research Report - January 01, 1991

This paper reviews the results of 42 impact evaluations conducted by electric utilities and examines how engineering estimates of savings compare to impact evaluation results. Prepared for the 1991 International Energy Program Evaluation Conference.

Research Report - January 01, 1991

This study analyzes technologies and policies available for improving the fuel economy of cars and light trucks. It shows that the average rated fuel economy of new cars can be cost-effectively improved to 42 MPG in 10 years. Also discussed are polices needed to achieve such improvements,...

Research Report - January 01, 1991

This report shows how India can reduce capital requirements by reallocating some funds from new power plants to efficiency investments. It examines end-use electricity consumption patterns, the current status and economics of different energy-saving technologies, barriers to adoption of...

Research Report - November 01, 1990

The level of energy and peak demand savings that could be achieved in New York State over a period of 10 to 20 years as a result of cost-effective utility conservation programs is examined in this report. Conservation programs at Niagara Mohawk, Consolidated Edison and Long Island Lighting...

Research Report - April 01, 1990

Utility experience with conservation and load management programs for commercial and industrial customers is examined in this study. The analysis focuses on program achieving high participation rates and high electricity savings while remaining cost-effective. Conclusions and implications for...

Research Report - March 01, 1990

This report discusses the use, characteristics, energy consumption, and strategies for improving the efficiency of appliances in developing countries.

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