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Policy Brief - April 9, 2014
In reauthorizing federal transportation programs, Congress should: Broaden the National Freight Policy to include all freight modes Expand required freight performance measures and targets to include modal balance, resiliency, and energy efficiency Ensure adequate support for innovation and...
Research Report U1403 - April 8, 2014
In the absence of federal requirements for energy savings, states are leading the way with effective, forward-looking energy efficiency policies. More than half of them have adopted energy efficiency resource standards (EERS), policies that set long-term mandatory energy savings targets for...
Policy Brief - April 8, 2014
Twenty-five states are currently implementing long-term (3+ years), binding energy savings targets. States have taken a variety of approaches to setting targets, including passing legislation to enact formal energy efficiency resource standards (EERS), setting long-term energy savings targets...
Research Report U1402 - March 25, 2014
As efficiency programs gain wider traction as a utility resource, the need increases in step for high-quality, comprehensive and consistent data metrics on energy efficiency program costs and cost-effectiveness. In this report we review utility-sector energy efficiency program costs in recent years...
Research Report IE1402 - March 18, 2014
This report evaluates outsourcing as a tool for achieving the energy efficiency program goals.  While offered to industrial and other large facilities primarily to ensure the reliability of energy performance, energy service outsourcing can also enhance energy efficiency in these facilities....
Research Report A1401 - March 11, 2014
This report explores energy efficiency programs that target deep energy savings through substantial improvements to existing residential buildings. As states and regions set targets for reducing building-sector energy consumption, it is increasingly critical to scale up deep energy retrofit work....
White Paper - March 4, 2014
This paper compares two structural options for the next phase of U.S. heavy-duty vehicle fuel efficiency and greenhouse gas standards. The program could regulate engines and vehicles separately, as the first phase did, or it could move to a full-vehicle standard that reflects engine performance. We...
Fact Sheet - February 26, 2014
This fact sheet demonstrates the jobs, energy savings, and GHG reductions to be gained with the passage of the Energy Savings and Industrial Competitiveness Act (Shaheen-Portman). 
White Paper - February 25, 2014
Prior to the 1970s energy crises, electricity sales in the United States were growing by more than 5% per year, and as recently as the early 1990s, electricity sales were growing more than 2% per year. In the past few years, growth has essentially stopped: retail electricity sales in 2012 were 1.9...
Research Report F1401 - February 20, 2014
The energy efficiency community has worked hard to engage lenders and consumers in what is estimated by the Rockefeller Foundation and Deutsche Bank to be a $279 billion market for energy efficiency investment. Great advances have been made in the federal and public sector’s program...

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