Climate Change Policy

(Document - 3/6/2019)
A letter submitted to the Virginia Department of Environmental Quality referencing the Re-Proposed Action to Develop Regulations to Reduce and Cap Carbon Dioxide from Fossil Fuel Fired Electric Power Generating Facilities (Rev. C17), 9VAC5 Chapter...
(Document - 1/7/2019)
Many local governments have adopted community-wide goals for increasing energy efficiency and reducing greenhouse gas emissions. This set of briefs examines three high-impact energy efficiency policies that can help cities meet these goals. The...
(Blog Post - 1/3/2019)
Across North America, efforts to put a price on greenhouse gas emissions are growing, creating a market-based incentive to reduce emissions and energy use. Currently 14 US states and Canadian provinces plus one US city have done so, with seven...
(Document - 1/2/2019)
Efforts to put a price on greenhouse gas emissions are increasing, with approaches including carbon taxes and cap-and-trade programs currently in effect in 15 states and provinces plus one city. Several other states and provinces are also...
(Blog Post - 12/12/2018)
Recent major climate reports highlight public interest in addressing climate change. There is broad agreement that we won’t achieve carbon reduction goals without cutting emissions from the industrial sector, which accounts for more than a fifth of...
(Blog Post - 10/23/2018)
Energy-saving efforts continue to deliver vast gains, but their progress is slowing and will need at least a doubling of investment in order to reach global sustainability goals, according to the International Energy Agency’s new Energy Efficiency...
(Blog Post - 10/2/2018)
More than 600 days into the Trump administration, amid constant reports of regulatory rollbacks, there’s been surprisingly little damage to energy efficiency…yet. But now the administrative winds are starting to blow, rulemakings are under way—with...
(Blog Post - 9/18/2018)
Electrification is gaining a lot of attention as efforts mount to reduce greenhouse gas emissions (GHG) and address climate change. ACEEE sees an important role for energy efficiency in these efforts. In fact, we see beneficial electrification –...
(Blog Post - 9/6/2018)
California’s official push toward a carbon-free electricity system, now awaiting the governor’s signature, will need dramatic contributions from energy efficiency to succeed. Last week, lawmakers passed SB 100, mandating that power generation come...
(Document - 8/24/2018)
Comments submitted to the Virginia Department of Mines, Minerals, and Energy on the topic of the Virginia Energy Plan. The comments recommend incorporating energy effiency into the plan in five specific ways.