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Research Report - October 25, 2012

After a prolonged recession, the U.S. economy is poised for recovery.  Economic rebound implies growth and renewal to accompany the ongoing evolution of energy markets, regulations, and technologies. Industrial modernization coincides with economic recovery and presents an...

Research Report - October 10, 2012

This report reviews the energy efficiency efforts of electric utilities in the Southwest U.S. over the past decade and analyzes the potential for growing success over the next decade. ACEEE was a contributing author on the report and worked with SWEEP to analyze a comprehensive set of eighteen...

Research Report - October 03, 2012

Governors, legislators, regulators, and citizens are increasingly recognizing that energy efficiency is a critical state resource.  In fact, a great deal of the innovation in policies and programs that promote energy efficiency originates in states across the country.  The 2012 ...

Research Report - September 24, 2012

Impact evaluation of industrial energy efficiency programs is a necessary activity to ensure public funds are used in a responsible manner. However, some stakeholders believe the manner in which industrial programs are currently evaluated for their impacts does not accurately reflect the...

Research Report - September 19, 2012

The next two decades will see substantial changes in the way electricity is generated in the United States. As coal loses favor to natural gas and other alternatives, utilities will retire a significant portion of their coal fleet and invest substantially in other energy resources around the...

Research Report - August 16, 2012

Advanced utility meters (so-called “smart meters”) coupled with in-home displays or feedback devices provide the means by which residential energy consumers can become more knowledgeable about their energy consumption practices. Such devices, in effect, enable consumers to become active...

Research Report - July 31, 2012

Manufactured homes are an important source of affordable housing for nearly seven million Americans, particularly low-income residents. Unfortunately, energy efficiency in manufactured homes lags behind that of site-built homes. This study examines the potential for and benefits of energy...

Research Report - July 11, 2012

This report is the first-ever ACEEE International Energy Efficiency Scorecard. It ranks 12 of the world’s largest economies across 27 metrics to evaluate how efficiently these economies use energy. These metrics are divided roughly in half between evaluation of quantifiable results...

Research Report - July 03, 2012

In recent years China has been adding about 1.7 billion square meters (18.3 billion square foot) of new floor space on an annual basis. In 2010, the total area of existing buildings in China was approximately 48.6 billion square meters (523.1 billion square foot). How to improve the building...

Research Report - June 27, 2012

Providing programs to electric utility customers to reduce their energy use through improved energy efficiency is an innovation with roots in the energy crises of the 1970s. The concept that energy utilities should substitute electricity savings in new and existing end-uses for more costly...

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