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Efficiency Potential & Market Analysis

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...
June 5, 2013
On May 13–15, ACEEE hosted the 7th Annual Energy Efficiency Finance Forum in Chicago, Illinois. Once again, we had record-breaking attendance—nearly 300 participants—and representation from a wide array of industries, including...
March 15, 2013
Last week marked an important milestone in efforts to advance financing of energy efficiency. The Pennsylvania Treasury sold nearly 4,700 loans from the Keystone HELP program for a projected total of $31.3 million. The cash component for the...
February 27, 2013
Prominent policy experts on The Alliance to Save Energy’s Commission on National Energy Policy agree that one of the keys to increasing energy efficiency in the United States is growing the market for energy efficiency financing. Given...
December 20, 2012
Last month the International Energy Agency (IEA) released its World Energy Outlook 2012 and unfortunately the world outlook is not so good. To be more precise, a key conclusion of the report is that “Taking all new developments and...
December 19, 2012
Much of the equipment and production processes in America’s factories are decades old and not as efficient as modern equipment and processes in use by many of our international competitors. While some factories have been modernized, many...
December 7, 2012
This week in Doha, Qatar, world leaders are struggling with how to reduce greenhouse gas emissions fast enough, and in amounts great enough, to protect people from the droughts, food shortages, rising sea levels, and severe weather events that...
October 25, 2012
The economy took center stage at times during this year’s presidential debates, but scant attention was paid to the manufacturing sector, which remains an important driver of economic growth as well as energy use. Evidence of a resurgent,...