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American Recovery and Reinvestment Act of 2009

May 2, 2012
This post is the third of three on sustaining local energy efficiency efforts. The first post described trends in local implementation of energy efficiency. The second was about the challenges and successes of local energy planning...
January 6, 2012
Looking forward into 2012, I see more reasons for optimism than pessimism. Many states and utilities are committed to ramping up their energy efficiency programs this year and even more are considering similar steps. For example, Massachusetts...
December 28, 2011
With 2011 drawing to a close, now is a good time to take stock of energy efficiency accomplishments over the past year. On the plus side, many energy efficiency investments were made this year. While exact figures are not available yet, utility-...
December 14, 2011
In the world of energy efficiency, market segmentation and other methods of generalization are used to design programs and marketing. While every home is different, just as each person is different, energy efficiency programs often operate with...
March 8, 2011
Local policy is becoming an increasingly important driver for energy efficiency with local governments and other local leaders continuing to create innovative solutions even when federal and state leadership is lacking. Additionally, local...
September 29, 2010
One of five top-award winners of ACEEE’s States Stepping Forward awards project, the Hawaii Lead by Example Program (LBE) impressed ACEEE and an expert panel of judges with thorough program offerings and solid results. Learn more about...
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...
March 31, 2010
The one-year anniversary of the signing of the American Recovery and Reinvestment Act (ARRA) provided the opportunity for legislators and the public to examine its progress achieving the stated goals of both stimulating job growth and laying a...
January 28, 2010
Today, legislative language was released for a Senate jobs bill that will likely be introduced in the coming weeks. ACEEE is pleased that $11.5 billion for energy efficiency has been included as a key component of the bill. Of that money, $4...
November 3, 2009
DOE announced today they would be awarding over $155 million for industrial energy efficiency projects and technical assistance. "Many companies already realize that improving efficiency saves money while helping the environment," said...