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 - 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. 
(Blog Post - 4/22/2019)
As the Ohio state legislature holds a hearing tomorrow on a bill that would effectively gut the state’s energy efficiency programs, we want to explain why the bill's special interest supporters are flat out wrong. House Bill 6 would establish a “...
(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 - 1/7/2019)
Many local governments have adopted community-wide goals for increasing energy efficiency and reducing greenhouse gas emissions. This set of briefs examines three high-impact energy efficiency policies that can help cities meet these goals. The...
(Blog Post - 1/2/2019)
In 2018, states, cities and companies made progress on energy efficiency, while the federal government took steps backward. This year holds promising opportunities, particularly at the state, city and business level. Unfortunately, we expect a...