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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 16, 2019

ACEEE has reviewed exemplary customer-funded electric and natural gas utility programs every five years since 2003. For this edition of the report, we solicited nominations nationally and analyzed them in collaboration with an independent expert advisory panel. We ultimately selected 53 models...

Research Report - January 09, 2019

Energy efficiency programs built around strategic energy management (SEM) can help the workforces of large organizations identify energy-saving opportunities, implement improvements, and track reductions in usage. Programs can also offer another tool, energy management information systems (EMISs...

Topic Brief - January 07, 2019

Many local governments have adopted community-wide goals for increasing energy efficiency and reducing greenhouse gas emissions. This set of briefs examines three high-impact energy efficiency policies that can help cities meet these goals. The briefs cover (1) residential energy disclosure...

Topic Brief - January 07, 2019

While governors across the country are setting innovative energy policies, energy efficiency can help them go even farther toward meeting state goals. Saving energy creates jobs, develops the workforce, grows state economies, improves public health, promotes technological innovation, protects...

White Paper - January 02, 2019

Efforts to put a price on greenhouse gas emissions are increasing, with approaches including carbon taxes and cap-and-trade programs currently in effect in 15 states and provinces plus one city. Several other states and provinces are also considering putting a price on emissions. This paper...

Topic Brief - December 13, 2018

The value of utility demand-side energy efficiency programs extends beyond energy savings. Yet when states evaluate cost effectiveness, they undervalue or fail to include many nonenergy benefits that accrue to utilities, participants, and society. Some of the most significant omissions are the...

Regulatory Filing - December 12, 2018

These comments were submitted to the Arizona Corporation Commission, and relate to the Arizona Public Service Company's Self Direct Program. Docket E-01345A-17-0134.

Topic Brief - December 11, 2018

Performance incentive mechanisms (PIMs) can help make energy efficiency competitive with traditional utility infrastructure investments. This brief surveys current state approaches to PIMs and highlights two emerging trends in incentive design: multifactor incentives, and the growing use of...

Regulatory Filing - November 20, 2018

These comments were submitted to the Arizona Corporation Commission, and relate to the Arizona Public Service Company's 2018 Demand-Side Management Implementation Plan. Docket E-01345A-17-0134. 

Research Report - November 14, 2018

Municipal governments are increasingly using behavior change strategies to save energy in their communities. For this study we surveyed cities across North America and analyzed 50 behavior change programs offered by 40 local governments in 18 states and Canada. Our report provides an overview of...

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