Policy Analysis

(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 - 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...
(Press Release - 7/17/2019)
Washington, DC—Today, U.S. Senators Rob Portman (R-OH) and Jeanne Shaheen (D-NH) introduced the bipartisan Energy Savings and Industrial Competitiveness Act. This legislation will improve building efficiency and reduce U.S. energy consumption and...
(Blog Post - 7/16/2019)
A growing number of states are adopting ambitious clean energy goals, aiming to zero out emissions in the power sector and, in some cases, the statewide economy. In the past year, legislatures in California, Colorado, Maine, Nevada, New Mexico, New...
(Document - 7/5/2019)
States invest in energy efficiency largely because it is a low-cost resource that can displace the need for traditional supply-side investments including electricity generation and transmission and distribution (T&D). Regulators and utilities...
(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,...
(Document - 5/2/2019)
The electric power sector is undergoing rapid transformation, in part because of the increased use of technologies that can be located closer to the customer, such as solar power, energy storage, and electric vehicles. Because of its reliability and...
(Document - 5/2/2019)
Improving the energy efficiency of rural homes, businesses, and institutions keeps hard-earned money in community members’ pockets. However, programs to provide efficiency upgrades often require upfront investments, which may be a barrier for some...
(Document - 5/2/2019)
Energy efficiency programs benefit rural electric cooperatives (co-ops), their members, and the communities they serve. By offering energy efficiency programs, co-ops invest in their members. This fact sheet describes the benefits of energy...
(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.