Energy Efficiency Resource Standards

(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...
(Document - 4/22/2019)
The testimony, delivered electronically and addressed to Chair Dick Stein and Chair Michael O'Brien, opposes House Bill 6, which would support Ohio's nuclear power plants by rolling back the state's energy efficiency and renewable energy standards. 
(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...
(Blog Post - 4/4/2019)
Pending bipartisan legislation in Pennsylvania could unlock 30,000 jobs and about $6.4 billion in net savings by removing barriers to energy efficiency investment, according to ACEEE analysis released today. The House and Senate bills would remove...
(Document - 4/2/2019)
This paper analyzes the job-creation impacts of increased energy efficiency investments by electric distribution utilities in the Commonwealth of Pennsylvania. Under current Pennsylvania law, efficiency investments are artificially capped, limiting...
(Document - 2/28/2019)
This paper lays out five key energy efficiency policies that Florida can adopt to spur job growth across the state: setting energy efficiency targets for utilities, adopting state-level appliance standards, promoting the use of combined heat and...
(Blog Post - 2/28/2019)
New ACEEE research shows that Florida could bolster energy efficiency policies to gain 135,000 jobs, making the state’s economy a bit sunnier. In 2017, Florida ranked fourth in the nation for efficiency jobs. But with so many untapped energy...
(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 - 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...