Economic Development

(Blog Post - 4/4/2019)
Pending bipartisan legislation in Pennsylvania could unlock 30,000 jobs and about $6.4 billion in net savings by removing barriers to energy efficiency investment, according to ACEEE analysis released today. The House and Senate bills would remove...
(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 - 1/7/2019)
While governors across the country are setting innovative energy policies, energy efficiency can help them go even farther toward meeting state goals. Saving energy creates jobs, develops the workforce, grows state economies, improves public health...
(Document - 6/14/2018)
Local governments across the United States are increasingly enacting policies and offering programs to drive energy savings, but the success of these activities is inextricably linked to a strong, capable energy efficiency workforce. To ensure that...
(Blog Post - 6/13/2018)
As US cities push forward to meet their clean energy goals, they will need a strong, capable energy efficiency workforce to make critical energy-saving upgrades and investments. Our new report, Through the Local Government Lens: Developing the...
(Blog Post - 8/8/2017)
How have your community’s energy efficiency initiatives also increased its resilience? Our new paper, Indicators for Local Energy Resilience, gives municipal leaders a unique set of tools to answer this question. We explore local energy resilience,...
(Document - 8/2/2017)
This paper deals with the interconnection of community resilience and various aspects of energy supply and consumption—what we call local energy resilience. We discuss nine dimensions of local energy resilience (for example, transportation...
(Press Release - 3/6/2017)
Washington, DC—Maryland could gain more than 68,000 new jobs and $3.75 billion in new gross domestic product as a result of investments to be made over the next 10 years through the EmPOWER Maryland energy efficiency program, according to a new...
(Document - 3/6/2017)
The Maryland State Legislature is currently considering legislation that would extend the EmPOWER Maryland energy efficiency program. The first phase of EmPOWER was highly successful, with Maryland utilities reducing per-capita electricity...
(Blog Post - 4/18/2016)
Connecticut may be a small state, but in recent years it has become a big leader in energy efficiency. As one of only seven states with a formal goal of achieving all cost-effective energy efficiency, Connecticut has consistently ranked among the...