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Economic Analysis & Jobs

May 5, 2014
The Senate has returned to the Shaheen-Portman energy efficiency bill it dropped last fall, and has resumed fighting over amendments to it. In the midst of the battles over Keystone XL, EPA, LNG, and ACA (or, for the uninitiated: an oil pipeline,...
April 17, 2014
Energy efficiency is increasingly viewed as an essential element of community development, and is arguably becoming the most appreciated and integrated “green” topic in the field. For example, a growing number of state housing finance...
February 27, 2014
In the Winter Olympics that just concluded in Sochi we saw amazing examples of coordination and synchronization in event after event, from bobsled to ice hockey to pairs figure skating. Unfortunately, we seldom see this kind of cooperation on...
August 8, 2013
Congress is now on its summer recess, but just before leaving, the Senate made the Energy Savings and Industrial Competitiveness Act (S. 1392) the official order of business on the Senate floor upon the members’ return on September 9th. The...
June 28, 2013
What had looked like a dead end for energy efficiency in Louisiana now looks like an opportunity for the state to be back on track. Yesterday the Louisiana Public Service Commission reversed its February decision to abandon energy efficiency...
June 24, 2013
Soon Louisiana could join the majority of states in the nation, including its neighbor Arkansas, in realizing the vast benefits of energy efficiency for its electric and natural gas customers. Last December, the Louisiana Public Service Commission...
June 24, 2013
Any day now the legal and technical advisors to the City Council of New Orleans are expected to make recommendations for the proposed integrated resource plan and 2014–2017 energy efficiency programs for the city. New Orleans has been an...
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...
February 18, 2013
It turns out that the U.S. embraces energy efficiency in a big way. According to a new report we released today, ACEEE estimates that in 2010 (the latest year for which data is available) $479–670 billion was spent in the U.S. on energy...
October 16, 2012
The impact of investments in energy efficiency extends well beyond reducing energy costs or addressing the environmental impacts of energy extraction and use. These investments provide jobs for American workers and help them to support their...