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Research & Development (R&D)

February 26, 2013
Today I have the privilege of testifying before the House Energy and Commerce Committee. My hope is that this is the beginning of a discussion that will lead to federal energy efficiency legislation later this year. Congress has a unique...
April 19, 2012
Recently I spoke at the 2012 E Source Utility Customer Experience Conference in Charlotte, where I was invited to talk about user-centered design and the role of ethnography in helping utilities design programs to more effectively reach their...
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 13, 2010
As the debate rages on as to whether carbon capture and sequestration (CCS) technology will be a viable alternative to low-carbon energy sources, some companies are exploring a different approach altogether. An article in ClimateWire today...
January 4, 2010
On December 16, 2009, President Obama released a report on revitalizing manufacturing in the United States. The report lays out the current state of manufacturing in America, discussing seven key cost drivers, how government action—or...
May 6, 2009
On Monday, ACEEE and AMMEX hosted a briefing in the Dirksen Senate Office Building on the need for robust appropriations of S. 661, Restoring America's Leadership in Manufacturing through Energy Efficiency Act of 2009. The briefing went quite...
January 2, 2004
Natural gas is coming into sharp focus as the nation's #1 energy policy issue. While electricity was on the front page during the 2000-2001 California crisis and the August 2003 blackout, electricity prices now are mostly stable. Oil prices,...
September 14, 2003
Beset by growing deficits, a sluggish economy, and Administration priorities that shift funds in other directions, federal funding for energy efficiency has slipped in recent years. From a high of $896 million in Fiscal Year 2002, funding fell to...