Health & Environment

(Blog Post - 12/13/2018)
In a wider push to increase energy efficiency, 19 states are incorporating health and environmental benefits into the cost effectiveness testing of utility-run efficiency programs. Quantifying these advantages is a step towards increased funding and...
(Document - 12/13/2018)
The value of utility demand-side energy efficiency programs extends beyond energy savings. Yet when states evaluate cost effectiveness, they undervalue or fail to include many nonenergy benefits that accrue to utilities, participants, and society....
(Document - 8/9/2018)
Energy efficiency holds significant pollution reduction potential for states. It can help states to manage air quality, protect public health, and keep electricity affordable, all while growing the local economy. The health benefits of reducing...
(Blog Post - 4/19/2018)
Energy efficiency is a proven, low-cost way to reduce pollutants, and it can significantly help 32 states comply with US air quality regulations, according to our new report, Mission Attainment: Incorporating Pollution Reductions from Energy...
(Document - 4/16/2018)
State air regulators can rely on energy efficiency to help meet specific pollutant reductions required under the EPA’s National Ambient Air Quality Standards (NAAQS). However many states are not incorporating this compliance strategy into their...
(Document - 3/26/2018)
ACEEE’s Health and Energy Linked (HELP) Awards recognize programs that simultaneously improve human health and save energy. This report highlights the six exemplary programs chosen by a panel of expert advisors to receive the first awards. Case...
(Document - 2/27/2018)
The comments submission references the docket EPA-HQ-OAR-2017-0545, and urges EPA to consider energy efficiency in state guidelines for greenhouse gas emissions from existing electric utility generating units. Attached are seven ACEEE documents...
(Document - 2/21/2018)
Pollution from power plants harms public health, contributing to heart attacks, respiratory conditions, asthma attacks, and premature death. Energy efficiency can benefit health by reducing power plant pollution. This report estimates the health and...
(Press Release - 2/21/2018)
Washington, DC—Saving energy can reduce the number of asthma attacks and other harmful health effects of air pollution from power plants, according to Saving Energy, Saving Lives: The Health Impacts of Avoiding Power Plant Pollution with Energy...
(Blog Post - 2/6/2018)
In a new three-part video series, ACEEE explores how energy efficiency can improve people’s health. We hear the stories of homeowners in three states. Our first part explored efficiency’s impact in rural West Virginia, and our second part looked at...