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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 - February 01, 1990

This is a review of energy use in Brazil since 1973, sector-by-sector, along with how various policies influenced energy intensity. Published in the 1991 Annual Review of Energy.

Research Report - February 01, 1990

This paper calls for much greater international collaboration in energy efficiency, in part to respond to the risk of global warming. It suggests how an International Energy Efficiency Agency could be started and what it could do

Research Report - January 01, 1990

This paper assesses the effectiveness, fairness, and economic implications of two proposed measures for reducing U.S. emissions of carbon dioxide from the combustion of fossil fuel: a gasoline tax and a carbon fuels tax. It concludes that both approaches would significantly reduce U.S. Carbon...

Research Report - January 01, 1990

This paper summarize4s and updates the results of the 204-page ACEEE report on Lamp Efficiency Standards for Massachusetts. It also includes a section on the impact of the proposed standards on lighting design. The paper was presented at the Annual Meeting of the Illuminating Engineering...

Research Report - January 01, 1990

The costs and energy saving potential for automobile fuel economy technologies are analyzed to develop supply curves of conserved energy. This report concludes that it is cost effective to increase new car fuel economy to 44 MPG by the year 2000. Previously entitled "Light Vehicle Fuel Economy...

Research Report - January 01, 1990

This study reviews energy consumption and intensity trends in each sector of the economy, showing that about three-quarters of the decline in total energy use per unit of GNP was induced by efficiency improvements. It was published in the 1990 Annual Review of Energy.

Research Report - January 01, 1990

This report is a complete literature review of technologies for improving heavy truck fuel economy, including improvements to engines, transmissions, tires, aerodynamics, and alternative engines. Prepared for Lawrence Berkeley Laboratory.

Research Report - October 01, 1989

The technical potential for electricity conservation and load management is much greater than the savings that U.S. utilities have achieved to date. Recent trends could narrow the gap between conservation potential and implementation. Load growth among several utilities that have aggressively...

Research Report - September 01, 1989

An examination of the potential for electricity savings and peak demand reduction in New York is contained in this in-depth study. Included are: analysis of electricity end use by sector and building type; estimates of the electricity and peak demand savings and costs for 62 conservation and...

Research Report - January 01, 1989

This report responds to a widely referenced study by Robert Crandall and John Graham, which concluded that federal automobile fuel economy standards have caused increased highway fatalities. It critiques the study and concludes that improved automobile fuel economy and auto safety are not...

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