National Policy

(Press Release - 10/19/2018)
ACEEE welcomes the release of the Energy Efficiency 2018 report from the International Energy Agency (IEA). The report underscores efficiency’s critical role in meeting greenhouse gas reduction commitments under the Paris Agreement and highlights...
(Press Release - 6/26/2018)
Italy and Germany place first, US loses ground, Mexico improves Washington, DC (June 26, 2018): Some countries do strikingly better than others in saving energy, but all can better use efficiency to meet their Paris Agreement climate goals,...
(Document - 6/25/2018)
The 2018 International Energy Efficiency Scorecard examines the efficiency policies and performance of 25 of the world’s top energy-consuming countries. We used 36 metrics to evaluate each country’s national commitment to saving energy as well as...
(Blog Post - 6/19/2018)
As the world remains fixated on one of the most-anticipated sporting events of the year, ACEEE will release the results of its own World Cup. Will Germany defend its 2014 World Cup title and its 2016 International Energy Efficiency Scorecard triumph...
(Blog Post - 5/30/2018)
The Atlantic hurricane season is just beginning, and experts are predicting another active year. With that forecast and last year’s devastating storms in mind, many are calling for a rebuilding strategy that reduces the risk of repeated devastation...
(Blog Post - 3/26/2018)
In a promising trend that connects health and energy, a rising number of organizations have launched initiatives within the past 10 years to mitigate indoor health risks while reducing energy waste. Our new report, The Next Nexus: Exemplary Programs...
(Blog Post - 3/26/2018)
The Trump administration appears to be nearing a decision to roll back light-duty fuel economy and greenhouse gas standards. Automakers have promoted this reckless action by claiming that the standards are too tough now that consumers are buying...
(Press Release - 3/23/2018)
Statement by Lowell Ungar, ACEEE Senior Policy Advisor Washington, DC— The 2018 omnibus spending bill is good news for energy efficiency. The bill, the Consolidated Appropriations Act, 2018, disregards the draconian cuts proposed by the...
(Document - 2/27/2018)
The comments submission references the docket EPA-HQ-OAR-2017-0545, and urges EPA to consider energy efficiency in state guidelines for greenhouse gas emissions from existing electric utility generating units. Attached are seven ACEEE documents...
(Blog Post - 2/12/2018)
The Trump administration’s proposed budget for energy efficiency is a bad sequel to the slash-and-burn budget it proposed last year. It would cut to pieces many effective energy efficiency programs. Like last year’s budget proposed, it would...