Energy Efficiency as a Resource

(Document - 7/30/2019)
Energy efficiency resource standards (EERS) have been a key tool for delivering energy savings in states across the country. Now states are looking to their energy efficiency policies to do more. New approaches to EERS can help them meet aggressive...
(Document - 7/24/2019)
The letter expresses ACEEE support for a national energy efficiency resource standard, and is signed by the following organizations: American Council for an Energy-Efficient Economy (ACEEE), Natural Resources Defense Council (NRDC), The...
(Document - 7/1/2019)
The comments were delivered in reference to Case 18-M-0084: In the Matter of a Comprehensive Energy Efficiency Initiative. 
(Document - 5/13/2019)
Twenty-seven states are currently implementing long-term (3+ years), binding energy savings targets. States have taken a variety of approaches to setting targets, including passing legislation to enact formal energy efficiency resource standards,...
(Blog Post - 5/9/2019)
Virginia has recently made a major leap forward on energy efficiency and can serve as a successful model for utility efforts under consideration in Southeast states, including Louisiana, North Carolina, and Florida. Virginia’s State Corporation...
(Press Release - 4/22/2019)
Statement of Steve Nadel, ACEEE executive director Washington, DC — Happy Earth Day! To celebrate, we hope you consider taking a step to save energy such as replacing an old incandescent light bulb with an energy-efficient LED or scheduling an...
(Blog Post - 4/5/2019)
Puerto Rico’s Governor Ricardo Rosselló is expected to soon sign legislation that sets ambitious energy-saving targets, joining a number of states that are pushing energy efficiency alongside renewables in response to climate change and resilience...
(Document - 2/20/2019)
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...
(Blog Post - 2/20/2019)
An increasing number of states are finding new ways to track and value energy savings over time, according to research published today. Energy efficiency savings can accrue over many years, but most policies focus only on the first year. Our report...
(Document - 1/7/2019)
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...