Energy Efficiency Investment

(Blog Post - 1/10/2013)
Just in time for tax season, Congress has given American homeowners and businesses a chance to keep a little more of their hard-earned money. Late on January 1, 2013, the “fiscal cliff showdown” ended with the House passing a bill to avert income...
(Blog Post - 12/19/2012)
Much of the equipment and production processes in America’s factories are decades old and not as efficient as modern equipment and processes in use by many of our international competitors. While some factories have been modernized, many have not....
(Blog Post - 11/20/2012)
As the nation begins to ponder tax reform next year, we have an opportunity to create a new corporate tax structure that encourages investments that benefit society, such as energy efficiency, as well as the businesses that make these investments....
(Document - 11/20/2012)
The federal tax code has provided some incentives to encourage energy efficiency since the 1970s. Currently, there are several provisions within the tax code that encourage energy efficiency in the residential and commercial sectors, and to a...
(Blog Post - 10/25/2012)
The economy took center stage at times during this year’s presidential debates, but scant attention was paid to the manufacturing sector, which remains an important driver of economic growth as well as energy use. Evidence of a resurgent, domestic...
(Document - 10/25/2012)
After a prolonged recession, the U.S. economy is poised for recovery.  Economic rebound implies growth and renewal to accompany the ongoing evolution of energy markets, regulations, and technologies. Industrial modernization coincides with...
(Blog Post - 10/16/2012)
The impact of investments in energy efficiency extends well beyond reducing energy costs or addressing the environmental impacts of energy extraction and use. These investments provide jobs for American workers and help them to support their...
(Document - 10/15/2012)
In the face of sustained high unemployment, policymakers continue to seek lasting solutions that will reenergize the American workforce and create permanent job opportunities. Energy efficiency catalyzes employment opportunities that draw upon the...
(Document - 7/11/2012)
This report is the first-ever ACEEE International Energy Efficiency Scorecard. It ranks 12 of the world’s largest economies across 27 metrics to evaluate how efficiently these economies use energy. These metrics are divided roughly in half between...
(Blog Post - 7/9/2012)
UPDATE: A revised and updated version of this blog entry can be found here. This ACEEE paper was written to comment on a January, 2012 paper that Allcott and Greenstone published in the Journal of Economic Perspectives. Allcott and Greenstone have...