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White Paper - April 24, 2019

Both energy efficiency and renewable energy can reduce greenhouse gas emissions and improve a home’s resilience during power outages. Cost effectiveness is another important consideration. Recent energy code changes have raised the question of whether renewable sources like rooftop solar...

Research Report U1902 - February 20, 2019

The lifetime of energy efficiency programs and measures ranges from a few months to several decades. Nevertheless, most energy efficiency policies are designed around the first year of savings. This report describes recent policy changes in some states and Canadian provinces to measure the value...

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 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, 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...

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 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 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 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 - 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 study discusses and analyzes energy efficiency improvements during the past 17 years and new policy initiatives that could lead to major efficiency improvements during the next decade

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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