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January 7, 2014
As 2013 draws to a close, it's useful to reflect back on the past year and look forward to the coming one. Despite political and economic headwinds, the states and federal and local governments continued to make progress on energy efficiency...
November 22, 2011
What energy efficiency policies make sense for your community? This question is not  always easy to answer. Energy efficiency can be a complex topic. It is made more difficult because there are few one-size-fits-all solutions for every  ...
September 16, 2011
The 2012 Farm Bill is still several months away from really heating up, but we are already starting to think about what our priorities should be.  Given today’s political climate, it seems likely that there will be some deep funding...
May 2, 2011
Last Thursday, the Energy Information Administration (EIA) announced cuts in Energy Data and Analysis Programs resulting from the Fiscal Year 2011 Budget deal. While the 14% annual cut looks small, because we are half-way through the fiscal year,...
January 18, 2011
While the ACEEE 30th Anniversary Policy and Analysis Conference included many excellent presentations on the two topics in its title, based on the scope of discussions, the conference might have been more accurately named the Policy, Analysis, and...
January 12, 2011
Two recent articles have argued that as the energy efficiency of products improve, it becomes less expensive to operate these products and as a result, people increase their use of these products, increasing energy use and potentially wiping out...
August 16, 2010
Cathy Zoi, Assistant Secretary for Energy Efficiency and Renewable Energy (EERE) at DOE, added a 1960s vibe to the Summer Study by calling the gathering “Woodstock for efficiency mavens.” Some in the audience at her plenary may have...
May 14, 2010
Three federal data reports released today provide further evidence of a sustained recovery in the manufacturing sector. In addition to factory output increasing by 1% for the second month in a row, consumer spending increased for the 7th month at...