State Policy

(Blog Post - 10/21/2009)
In 2009, energy efficiency has risen to a new level of recognition in the U.S. We present here our third annual comprehensive state energy efficiency scorecard to document best practices and recognize leadership among the states.  The Scorecard...
(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...
(Blog Post - 3/11/2019)
As new studies show energy efficiency is supporting more jobs and attracting more investments, ACEEE today releases a toolkit to help states quantify all the economic benefits of energy-saving programs. Policymakers are increasingly interested in...
(Document - 3/8/2019)
Many jurisdictions are increasingly interested in accounting for the economic development and job-creation benefits of energy efficiency and other clean energy investments. This toolkit describes five practical approaches they can use to estimate...
(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...
(Document - 2/19/2019)
 ACEEE developed this memo in response to the DC DOEE’s request for comparison of existing and emerging beneficial electrification models in legislative or regulatory language.
(Document - 2/19/2019)
ACEEE developed this memorandum in response to the Pennsylvania Department of Environmental Protection (DEP) Energy Programs Office (EPO, aka the Energy Office) request to provide information on available energy efficiency programs for the...
(Document - 2/19/2019)
ACEEE developed this technical brief in response to the Pennsylvania Public Utilities Commission’s (PUC) request for comparison of the Pennsylvania models and practices with those used in other states.
(Blog Post - 1/31/2019)
As more states and cities set aggressive policies toward a carbon-free future, the energy industry is abuzz with the concept of electrification. What does this have to do with energy efficiency? A lot! Although some people may assume that efficiency...