Efficiency Potential & Market Analysis

(Document - 8/7/2018)
These briefs describe how Fortune 500 companies use energy efficiency to meet sustainability and other planning goals, including C02 reduction, lowering the cost of energy-intensive inputs, and building brand image. The first brief describes efforts...
(Blog Post - 12/13/2017)
During the holiday season, we are inundated with marketing messages as well as goods and services — hallmarks of our market economy. Popular products include holiday lights, once made only with incandescent bulbs but now mostly with LEDs. This shift...
(Document - 12/13/2017)
Market transformation is a program model for achieving long-lasting changes in targeted markets to increase shares of energy-efficient products and services. This report examines recent market transformation efforts to identify keys to successful...
(Blog Post - 4/26/2017)
Our new research reveals that sales of learning thermostats, a very popular form of intelligent efficiency, are expected to be three times as high this year as they were in 2013. This surge suggests broad future use of technologies that can save...
(Document - 4/25/2017)
The adoption of intelligent efficiency applications is increasing across multiple sectors of the economy. This report analyzes over two dozen of these applications in the buildings, manufacturing, transportation, and government sectors. We describe...
(Blog Post - 11/21/2016)
Given the importance of small businesses to our national economy, ACEEE has examined successful utility program practices in the small commercial segment. We find there are still significant energy efficiency opportunities. Our new paper describes...
(Document - 8/31/2016)
Multiple trends will affect electricity demand in the coming decades, including the pace at which we adopt energy efficiency, photovoltaics, electric vehicles, and heat pumps. This report focuses on New England electricity consumption and peak...
(Blog Post - 7/18/2016)
One of the distinctions we often make between energy and energy efficiency is that energy acts more like a cost, and energy efficiency acts more like an investment. Like most investments, energy efficiency works by using an up front expense to...
(Blog Post - 3/24/2016)
There are over 25 million small enterprises that form the backbone of our national economy. They are critical to the health of local economies, generating well over half of net new private-sector jobs, according to the US Small Business...
(Blog Post - 3/17/2016)
Energy efficiency is a proven and cost-effective strategy to reduce pollution and can help states comply with environmental regulations, including EPA’s Clean Power Plan. Even with the Supreme Court stay of the rule, there are many reasons to move...