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New and Improved Self-Scoring Tool Can Help Cities Reduce their Energy Use and Carbon Emissions

August 24, 2017 - in Energy

The federal government's plan to withdraw from the Paris Climate Accord galvanized many cities. Within hours of the announcement, 369 mayors signed on to the Mayors National Climate Action Agenda, which aims to uphold the US commitment to reduce…

ACEEE Presents Five 2017 Champion of Energy Efficiency in Industry Awards

August 21, 2017 - in Energy, News, People

Denver, Colorado : From the research world to the private sector, five distinguished experts received the Champions of Energy Efficiency Awards last night…

US Cities are Starting to Expand Transportation Options for Low-Income Residents

August 10, 2017 - in Transportation

Many urban residents today can choose from a wide range of travel options. Public buses and trains, car-sharing options like Zipcar, on-demand ride-sharing…

ACEEE Guide Tracks How Local Energy Policy Boosts Community Resilience

August 9, 2017 - in Energy

How have your community's energy efficiency initiatives also increased its resilience? Our new paper, Indicators for Local Energy Resilience, gives municipal leaders a unique set of tools to answer this question. We explore local energy resilience, our new…

Ohio Opt-Out Will Cost State Billions in Benefits

June 8, 2017 - in Energy

Our new research shows that utility customers would pay a hefty price if more large customers were allowed to opt out of energy efficiency programs. In Ohio's case, they would pay billions of dollars. Fundamental fairness suggests that because these programs…

Can the US Cut its Energy Use in Half by 2050?

December 7, 2016 - in Energy

Five years ago, ACEEE found that energy efficiency could reduce projected 2050 US energy use by 40-60%. As a result, ACEEE established a strategic goal to reduce projected 2050 energy use by 50%. We thought it was time to check on our progress and ask whether…

EPA Urged to Level the Playing Field for Energy Efficiency in the Clean Power Plan 

October 27, 2016 - in Energy

Washington, D.C. : A diverse alliance is calling on the Environmental Protection Agency to expand incentives for energy efficiency in the Clean Power Plan. Led by the American Council for an Energy-Efficient Economy (ACEEE), it argues that energy efficiency…

Our New Analysis Finds Energy Efficiency is the 3rd Largest Resource in the U.S. Electric Power Sector

August 26, 2016 - in Energy

Have you ever described efficiency as an energy resource and gotten a quizzical look in return? We have, even though utility system planners have been using energy efficiency for decades to make sure that power for their customers is both reliable and affordable.…

ACEEE Presents 2016 Champion of Energy Efficiency in Buildings Awards

August 24, 2016 - in Awards, Buildings, Events

Pacific Grove, California, August 24, 2016 : The American Council for an Energy-Efficient Economy (ACEEE) presented three Champion of Energy Efficiency awards last night at its 19th biennial Summer Study on Energy Efficiency in Buildings. The awards recognize…