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Research Report - December 13, 2012

There are several developments coming together in the last few years that make a strong case for the involvement of utilities in advancing adoption, implementation and compliance verification of building energy codes. First, every state that received funding from the American Recovery and...

Research Report - December 10, 2012

This report provides an explanation of different types of institutional delivery models currently in place across the United States and Canada to acquire energy efficiency as a predictable and reliable resource for meeting existing and future energy demands. This examination and comparison of...

Research Report - November 20, 2012

The federal tax code has provided some incentives to encourage energy efficiency since the 1970s. Currently, there are several provisions within the tax code that encourage energy efficiency in the residential and commercial sectors, and to a lesser extent, the industrial sector, but as a...

Research Report - November 15, 2012

A comprehensive approach to transportation energy efficiency at the federal, state, and local level must include a combination of strategies targeted at both vehicle fuel efficiency and travel behavior. While the federal government, together with certain states, has taken the lead on vehicle...

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...

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