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Utility Regulation & Policy

July 15, 2014
Every 5 years, the Florida Public Service Commission is required by the Florida Energy Efficiency Conservation Act to evaluate its energy savings goals and select programs for inclusion in its next 10-year plan. These reviews offer an opportunity...
July 9, 2014
On June 2, the Environmental Protection Agency (EPA) made history with the release of the agency’s Clean Power Plan. For the first time, the United States has taken steps toward regulating the emission of greenhouse gases from their largest...
June 10, 2014
The electric and gas utility industries are facing substantial changes. For decades, rising sales have contributed to increasing revenues and profits, but the combination of improved energy efficiency with the growing use of solar electric systems...
May 5, 2014
State and local governments are laboratories for innovation in energy efficiency policies and programs. Policymakers, regulators, and citizens at all levels increasingly recognize that energy efficiency is crucially important to their economies and...
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...