Energy Efficiency Investment

(Blog Post - 7/27/2015)
Last week the Maryland Public Service Commission released its long-awaited order on several key energy efficiency issues. The decisions in the order placed Maryland in the forefront of national energy efficiency leadership. Several key decisions...
(Document - 6/23/2015)
This report details the wide range of benefits of energy efficiency to the electric utility system, including traditional avoided cost of energy as well as many other economic benefits. These benefits accrue to all utility customers, including those...
(Document - 6/9/2015)
This paper is one in a three-part ACEEE series on utility business models for energy efficiency. The two other reports examine state-by-state experience with utility performance incentives and lost revenue adjustment mechanisms. This white paper...
(Document - 6/9/2015)
This study is one in a three-part ACEEE series on utility business models for energy efficiency. The two others are a state-by-state examination of utility performance incentives and, an overall analysis of the utility business model framework. This...
(Blog Post - 1/6/2015)
Everyone knows that energy efficiency results in saving energy, but evidence points to an array of wider benefits. The term “multiple benefits” has emerged to describe the additional value that emerges with any energy performance improvement. The...
(Document - 11/12/2014)
The U.S. economy shows signs of weakening. Among the reasons for less vigorous economic activity is the inefficient use of resources—and especially the inefficient use of energy. New information and communication technologies (ICT) make possible...
(Blog Post - 8/11/2014)
This summer was a scorcher. Heat waves repeatedly struck the Midwest and South, sparing only sections of the Northeast. All of California is still in a drought. Cities were especially hot due to their concentration of buildings and human activity, a...
(Press Release - 7/24/2014)
Washington D.C.—At a congressional hearing today, Steven Nadel, executive director of ACEEE, said that “states are stepping out and leading energy efficiency efforts in the United States as a way to save energy, lower consumer bills, and promote...
(Document - 7/24/2014)
States are increasingly taking action to help consumers and businesses reduce their energy use and costs and promote economic development through energy efficiency. In this testimony I will discuss the favorable economics of energy efficiency...
(Press Release - 7/17/2014)
U.S. Places 13th Out of 16, Behind Australia, India, and South Korea; Germany Wins “World Cup” of Energy Efficiency: 2nd International Scorecard Evaluates 16 Leading World Economies on 31 Categories. WASHINGTON, D.C.—Germany comes in first in a new...