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Energy Management

July 7, 2014
After work, to unwind, I like to turn on the TV. There is just something about watching people escape from zombies or write 1960s advertising slogans that takes my mind off my day’s work. After I’m all caught up on the soapy cable dramas...
March 19, 2014
Energy service outsourcing is a business relationship that relieves a large facility from the potential distractions imposed by the ongoing management of one or more energy functions, such as steam, compressed air, water treatment, lighting, or...
May 16, 2013
Champions within industrial facilities may be the largest piece missing from the energy policy and program landscape. Some energy program administrators are sponsoring the placement of dedicated energy managers at industrial facilities to overcome...
September 6, 2012
The economic benefits of energy efficiency extend far beyond lowering energy bills for consumers. Efficiency also contributes to economic development and job creation. But who benefits most from these economic opportunities? At every step of the...
May 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...
March 26, 2012
This post is the second of three on sustaining local energy efficiency efforts. The first post described trends in local implementation of energy efficiency. The next post will explore sustainable funding sources. While some local...
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...
December 15, 2010
On Friday, December 10, 2010, Arkansas became the first state in the Southeast to adopt a comprehensive set of policies on utility energy efficiency programs, including an Energy Efficiency Resource Standard (EERS). Arkansas is the twenty-sixth...
September 22, 2010
The New York State Energy Research and Development Authority (NYSERDA) earned recognition for three outstanding programs in ACEEE's latest States Stepping Forward report, which can be accessed here. The programs present...
May 14, 2010
Three federal data reports released today provide further evidence of a sustained recovery in the manufacturing sector. In addition to factory output increasing by 1% for the second month in a row, consumer spending increased for the 7th month at...