Research & Development (R&D)

(Blog Post - 6/12/2019)
Major energy efficiency policies slashed US energy use by about 20% in 2017, saving a whopping 25 quads of energy —the amount used in California, Texas, and Florida combined. Two US policies now at risk accounted for the majority of these savings....
(Blog Post - 12/12/2018)
Recent major climate reports highlight public interest in addressing climate change. There is broad agreement that we won’t achieve carbon reduction goals without cutting emissions from the industrial sector, which accounts for more than a fifth of...
(Blog Post - 6/15/2017)
For all the talk that comes out of Washington, DC, about the importance of American manufacturing, the government does strikingly little about it. There is no Department of Manufacturing, for example. Fortunately, the Department of Energy has the...
(Blog Post - 5/5/2014)
State and local governments are laboratories for innovation in energy efficiency policies and programs. Policymakers, regulators, and citizens at all levels increasingly recognize that energy efficiency is crucially important to their economies and...
(Press Release - 11/6/2013)
Top 10 States Ranked in Energy Efficiency Scorecard: MA, CA, NY, OR, CT, RI, VT, WA, MD, and IL 5 States Most Needing Improvement : ND, WY, SD, AK, MS 5 Most Improved States: MS, ME, KS, OH, and WV Washington, D.C.—Energy efficiency measures are...
(Document - 11/4/2013)
Governors, legislators, regulators, and citizens are increasingly recognizing that energy efficiency is a critical state resource. In fact, a great deal of the innovation in policies and programs that promote energy efficiency originates in states...
(Document - 2/26/2013)
Submission of R. Neal Elliott, Ph.D., P.E., associate director for research at ACEEE, to the House Energy and Commerce Committee's Subcommitee on Energy and Power. The topic of the hearing is "American Energy Security and Innovation: An Assessment...
(Blog Post - 2/26/2013)
Today I have the privilege of testifying before the House Energy and Commerce Committee. My hope is that this is the beginning of a discussion that will lead to federal energy efficiency legislation later this year. Congress has a unique opportunity...
(Document - 10/3/2012)
Governors, legislators, regulators, and citizens are increasingly recognizing that energy efficiency is a critical state resource.  In fact, a great deal of the innovation in policies and programs that promote energy efficiency originates in states...
(Blog Post - 4/19/2012)
Recently I spoke at the 2012 E Source Utility Customer Experience Conference in Charlotte, where I was invited to talk about user-centered design and the role of ethnography in helping utilities design programs to more effectively reach their...