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October 30, 2014
Every few years, a new paper comes out about the rebound effect and the issue receives some short-term attention. (When a consumer or business buys an efficient car or air conditioner, they may use their energy-efficient equipment a little more...
August 14, 2014
Energy efficiency technical, economic, and achievable potential studies are complex analytical tools used for quantifying the amount of energy savings a state or utility can achieve over time through a portfolio of programs. Potential studies are...
January 14, 2014
Once again, some members of the House are trying to turn back a train that has already left the station. They have inserted a light bulb rider in the 2014 omnibus spending bill which would prohibit the Department of Energy (DOE) from enforcing the...
February 7, 2012
Today a new book by David Owen was released entitled The Conundrum: How Scientific Innovation, Increased Efficiency, and Good Intentions Can Make Our Energy and Climate Problems Worse. This book expands upon an earlier article Owen wrote in The...
December 28, 2011
With 2011 drawing to a close, now is a good time to take stock of energy efficiency accomplishments over the past year. On the plus side, many energy efficiency investments were made this year. While exact figures are not available yet, utility-...
December 16, 2011
It is unfortunate that some members of Congress have inserted a provision in the federal appropriations bill seeking to derail implementation of lighting efficiency standards enacted in 2007 and signed by then-President Bush. Contrary to...
January 12, 2011
Two recent articles have argued that as the energy efficiency of products improve, it becomes less expensive to operate these products and as a result, people increase their use of these products, increasing energy use and potentially wiping out...
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...
August 15, 2010
Welcome to Summer Study! When ACEEE hosted the first Summer Study in 1980 at the University of California, Santa Cruz, we were a brand new organization of volunteers. Since then, we’ve grown into a professional organization of 40 full-...
August 15, 2010
Industrialized nations worldwide must profoundly change their energy supply and demand habits, in part to better use available resources and maintain prosperity, but also to reduce carbon emissions and avoid negative consequences of climate change...