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Research Report U1907 - September 18, 2019

Energy efficiency can slash US energy use and greenhouse gas emissions by about 50% by 2050, getting us halfway to our national climate goals. We can achieve almost all these savings, worth more than $700 billion in 2050, by dramatically scaling up government policies and programs. This report...

Research Report U1904 - July 24, 2019

The City Clean Energy Scorecard measures the progress of city policies and programs that save energy, promote renewable energy, and reduce greenhouse gas emissions. It also focuses on efforts to embed equity in policymaking. We ranked 75 large US cities for their energy efficiency and...

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 - 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...

Research Report - January 01, 1989

Existing U.S. HOV facilities are reviewed and critiqued in this study. An analysis of potential national fuel savings from extensive use of HOV facilities is also included.

Research Report - January 01, 1989

This paper recommends ten major energy efficiency policy initiatives and analyzes the energy savings, economic savings, and carbon dioxide emissions reduction that could result from their adoption. Report concludes that given widespread but realistic energy efficiency improvements, it is...

Research Report - July 07, 1988

The objective of this report is to describe the national minimum efficiency standards for fluorescent lamp ballast that were passed into law in 1988 and to estimate the electricity, peak demand, and dollar savings from these standards.  The report begins with an overview of the current state of...

Research Report - January 01, 1988

In this report, trends are examined in commercial building equipment efficiency, opportunities for further improvements, policy initiatives that could have significant impact on equipment efficiency, and commercial sector energy use forecasts. It was prepared for the Office of Technology...

Research Report - January 01, 1988

This report examines trends in residential appliance efficiency, opportunities for further improvements, policy initiatives that could have significant impact on equipment efficiency, and residential energy use forecasts. It was prepared for the Office of Technology Assessment, U.S. Congress...

Research Report - December 01, 1987

This compendium comprehensively describes the range of rebate programs conducted by 59 utilities and profiles each. Conclusions about how rebate programs can be designed and evaluated most effectively are offered. Prepared in cooperation with the Consumer Energy Council of America Research...

Collaborative Report - June 15, 1987

Published by ACEEE and The Energy Conservation Coalition, this study documents ways in which electricity conservation can save consumers and utilities billions of dollars, while reducing electricity consumption in the ECAR region, a major acid-rain emitting area of the Midwest.

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E-Book - March 28, 1987

This book assembles case studies and research that examine energy-related behavior in detail and sheds light on how individuals make decisions. The chapter authors explore energy behavior from a...

Collaborative Report - March 15, 1987

This analysis, published as a chapter in Demand-Side Management and Electricity End-Use Efficiency edited by Anibal T. De Almeida and Arthur H. Rosenfeld, examines the energy and economic savings that can be expected from the national minimum efficiency standards for appliances signed...

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