Energy Efficiency Investment

(Blog Post - 5/22/2012)
This month, ACEEE hosted its 6th Annual Energy Efficiency Finance Forum in Boston, Massachusetts. The event was attended by 250 representatives from utilities, banks, venture capital firms, energy efficiency program offices, real estate firms,...
(Press Release - 5/16/2012)
Despite Long-Standing Barriers, Opportunities Abound for States Furthest Behind on Energy Efficiency Washington, D.C.—Energy efficiency is gaining momentum in states traditionally ranked near the bottom of the American Council for Energy-Efficient...
(Document - 5/16/2012)
In recent years, many states have embraced new energy efficiency policies and as a result, investments in energy efficiency programs have been increasing steadily. But a group of about a dozen states remains year after year at the bottom of the...
(Blog Post - 5/2/2012)
This post is the third of three on sustaining local energy efficiency efforts. The first post described trends in local implementation of energy efficiency. The second was about the challenges and successes of local energy planning around the United...
(Document - 5/2/2012)
Initial investments have already been made by thousands of local governments in energy efficiency projects, programs, policies, and expanding staff capacity, but most federal funds that have supported these efforts are expiring. Some communities...
(Blog Post - 5/1/2012)
ACEEE has collaborated with state and local stakeholders for decades, arming them with valuable, up-to-date resources on energy efficiency to facilitate effective program and policy development and deployment. Recently we developed our State and...
(Blog Post - 4/12/2012)
Is it possible that something as mundane as the treatment of depreciation by the federal tax code could be negatively impacting investments in energy efficiency? That is the question ACEEE attempts to answer in the new white paper, Depreciation:...
(Document - 4/12/2012)
Many business investment decisions are affected by their anticipated tax consequences.  A key component of tax treatment is depreciation. The U.S. Internal Revenue Service (IRS) defines depreciation as “an income tax deduction that allows a...
(Document - 3/29/2012)
There is growing bipartisan interest in tax reform. Our tax code is widely criticized as being too complicated, and it has been more than 20 years since the tax code has had a major overhaul.  Many proposals call for fewer tax brackets and...
(Blog Post - 3/29/2012)
“Tax reform” is becoming one of the key catchphrases this election season. With support from both Democrats and Republicans, actual work on legislation is likely to take place in 2013. Key elements of reform are likely to include simplifying the tax...