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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...

White Paper - January 13, 2020

Electrification of trucks and buses can bring many benefits, including energy savings, reduced emissions, and lower fuel and maintenance costs. Currently, however, these vehicles are more expensive up front, often have a reduced range compared to conventional trucks, and must depend on limited...

Research Report - January 09, 2020

Advanced metering infrastructure (AMI) can be a powerful tool to help utility customers save energy and money. Utilities can use AMI's granular data for near-real-time customer feedback, time-varying pricing, program targeting, insights on customer energy use, and program design. ACEEE surveyed...

White Paper - December 19, 2019

Although the extensive deployment of fully autonomous vehicles (AVs) is still many years away, cities need to ensure that these vehicles contribute to—rather than detract from—the achievement of their transportation-related climate and energy goals. This toolkit outlines the challenges to AV...

Research Report - December 12, 2019

This updated version of the Local Clean Energy Self-Scoring Tool lets you score any community’s energy efficiency and renewable energy efforts using the metrics from ACEEE's 2019 City Clean Energy Scorecard. The brief user guide shows you how to use the application to evaluate community-wide...

Policy Brief - December 03, 2019

A drastic reduction in global energy use will be essential for an affordable and manageable transition to a renewables-based clean energy future, according to a joint twelve-strategies report today by the European Council for an Energy Efficient Economy (eceee), the American Council for an...

Testimony - November 22, 2019

ACEEE made this submission on using energy efficiency to decarbonize all sectors of the US economy to the House Select Committee on the Climate Crisis in response to its Request for Information to inform its policy recommendations.

Topic Brief - November 20, 2019

US companies should make energy efficiency the foundation of their commitment to addressing climate change because it can yield large reductions in greenhouse gas emissions while providing energy cost savings and other benefits. But while many companies have begun to report on how they are...

Research Report - November 13, 2019

This report is the first to explore how energy efficiency program implementers are trying to reach nonresidential community-serving institutions in low- to moderate-income areas. These groups include nonprofits, schools, local government buildings, locally owned businesses, medical facilities,...

Journal Article - October 30, 2019

The opportunity for carbon reductions and increased electricity sales from electrification is highest in the transportation sector. Electrification challenges include economics, consumer acceptance, electric grid impacts, and limited product availability and dealer/contractor acceptance for some...

White Paper - October 30, 2019

Rapid changes in technologies and policies are causing the energy load on the electricity grid to change quickly, and utilities are looking for ways to help ease the strain. One potential resource is grid-interactive efficient buildings (GEBs), energy-efficient structures that can communicate...

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