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Utility Regulation & Policy

December 10, 2013
One of the foundations of ACEEE’s work is that energy efficiency has proven to be typically the cheapest, cleanest energy resource available. Most households, businesses and industries have existing opportunities for a variety of investments...
October 30, 2013
The recently released 2013 City Energy Efficiency Scorecard ranked 34 of the largest U.S. cities on their efforts to save energy—but we don’t think large cities should have all the fun. In order to help other cities see where they stack...
October 24, 2013
Intelligent efficiency refers to a systematic approach to saving energy that marries traditional energy efficiency with wireless and cloud-based computer technologies. These technologies enhance our ability to gather, interpret, and act upon energy...
October 11, 2013
In late September, the ether was all abuzz with news of EPA’s proposed New Source Performance Standards for regulating carbon dioxide emissions from new power plants. Since then, many attempts have been made to read the tea leaves in hopes of...
October 2, 2013
In the pursuit of new and more significant energy efficiency savings, ACEEE has published several reports outlining some of the innovative ways utilities can help their customers reduce energy waste through program design and new technologies. We...
July 31, 2013
President Obama’s speech on climate change back in June specifically called on new and existing power plants to reduce carbon pollution. As the nation considers how to best reduce greenhouse gases from the energy sector we should not leave...
July 26, 2013
Like the great river that is its namesake, Mississippi has been moving swiftly along on efforts to save residents and businesses money on their energy bills, and as a result is becoming a regional leader in energy efficiency. Governor Phil Bryant...
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...