Energy Efficiency Investment

(Blog Post - 11/1/2011)
Lately a lot of attention is being paid to financing of clean energy technologies. The promise is that just around the corner we’ll be able to use these technologies to help rebuild the economy, create American jobs, improve international...
(Blog Post - 10/21/2011)
This week, the American Council for an Energy-Efficient Economy (ACEEE) released its annual rankings of the 50 states and District of Columbia on their progress toward adopting and implementing various energy-efficiency policies and programs.  This...
(Document - 10/20/2011)
In the fifth edition of ACEEE’s State Energy Efficiency Scorecard, we present a comprehensive ranking of the states based on an array of metrics that capture best practices and recognize leadership in energy efficiency policy and program...
(Press Release - 9/20/2011)
Energy Efficiency Loan Programs Default Rates Range from 0–3% and Remained Largely Unchanged During Housing Bubble Collapse   Washington, D.C.—Energy efficiency loan financing is proving to be a stable, low risk investment with low default rates and...
(Document - 9/20/2011)
This report is designed to summarize the results and lessons learned from energy efficiency finance programs that have moved beyond the initial start-up phase; it is written for energy efficiency program planners and implementers.  Also in the...
(Document - 9/14/2011)
Traditional rate regulation of energy utilities creates conflicts between utility financial objectives and the objective of saving energy through utility customer energy efficiency programs. Under traditional regulation, utility spending to reduce...
(Blog Post - 9/8/2011)
Among the proposed policies rumored to be in President Barack Obama’s Thursday, September 8 jobs address is the creation of a national infrastructure bank. If we really want to stimulate both the economy and job creation it is important that an...
(Blog Post - 8/12/2011)
The number of energy finance programs has increased dramatically in recent years. As the variety of programs expanded, so too has the diversity of financial institutions participating in local programs. Each of these different types of financiers...
(Press Release - 1/24/2011)
Washington, D.C. —  The ability for utilities to profit from their energy efficiency programs provides strong motivation to create, support, and deliver successful programs according to a report released today by the American Council for an Energy-...
(Document - 1/24/2011)
This report examines state experiences with shareholder financial incentives designed to encourage investor-owned utilities to provide energy efficiency programs that reduce customer energy use. This is an important reform because traditional...