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April 2011

April 27, 2011
Policymakers, advocates, and program managers interested in energy efficiency have increasingly been realizing that a one-size-fits-all approach is not always the best solution, especially considering the impact state and local policy and...
April 26, 2011
Aerial View of Sheboygan Wastewater Treat- ment Plant (Photo provided courtesy of Sheboygan Regional WWTP) In the latest ACEEE local policy case study, we examine how leadership, strategic planning, and innovative...
April 22, 2011
In honor of this year’s Earth Day theme: “A Billion Acts of Green,” ACEEE suggests six energy-saving tips that will not only help consumers create less pollution, but also help them save money. With many wondering what steps they...
April 15, 2011
Growing uneasiness about U.S. oil dependence means interest is high once again in energy legislation and petroleum legislation in particular. Upward fuel price trends of recent months, reflecting both turmoil in the Middle East and North Africa,...
April 8, 2011
How does where we build our homes, businesses, and transportation infrastructure impact our energy use?  A recent U.S. Environmental Protection Agency report  attempts to tackle just that question. The report analyzes the energy use...
April 5, 2011
The industrial sectors of the western U.S. states are responsible for, on average, 28% of their state’s energy use. Though considerable efficiency gains have been made in the nation’s industrial sector, evidence suggests that...