Research Report U1407 - August 14, 2014
In this report we focus on the development and role of energy efficiency potential studies. The primary objective of our report is to better understand the nuts and bolts of these studies and how their various methodological approaches and assumptions influence energy efficiency potential estimates...
Research Report U1406 - August 6, 2014
Compared to single-fuel programs, combined natural gas and electric energy efficiency programs often deliver additional energy and dollar savings at lower cost to utilities and consumers. They also enhance customer satisfaction. Many leading dual-fuel programs demonstrate these benefits. This...
Policy Brief - July 30, 2014
Enact energy efficiency improvement targets for building energy codes such as those included in pending Federal legislation. Advanced residential and commercial model energy codes can achieve cost-effective efficiency improvements of a 50% reduction in energy intensity by 2016/2018...
Research Report IE1403 - July 30, 2014
Smart manufacturing is the use of information and communications technology to integrate all aspects of manufacturing, from the device level to the supply chain level, for the purpose of achieving superior control and productivity. A more efficient manufacturing processes is a more energy-efficient...
Testimony - July 24, 2014
States are increasingly taking action to help consumers and businesses reduce their energy use and costs and promote economic development through energy efficiency. In this testimony I will
discuss the favorable economics of energy efficiency investments;
provide some specific examples of how...
White Paper - July 23, 2014
Information and communications technology (ICT) can permit large energy savings in the freight transportation sector while improving speed, reliability, and security. Transportation and logistics professionals have been using ICT tools for decades, but the rapidly increasing sophistication of these...
Policy Brief - July 23, 2014
Ensure that DOE meets all deadlines for new and amended efficiency standards.
Provide adequate budget for DOE to effectively develop and enforce new and updated standards.
Eliminate budget riders or amendments that limit DOE’s ability to adopt and enforce standards.
Research Report E1402 - July 17, 2014
In this second edition of the International Energy Efficiency Scorecard, we analyze the world’s 16 largest economies, comprising more than 81% of global gross domestic product and about 71% of global electricity consumption. We looked at 31 metrics, divided roughly in half between policies...
Policy Brief - July 2, 2014
Encourage states to adopt the NARUC model interconnection protocols.
Encourage states to implement improved standby rates.
Encourage the adoption of output-based air emissions regulations by states.
Provide funding for technical assistance and implementation grants of clean...
Policy Brief - July 2, 2014
Include distributed resources, such as CHP and locally generated solar and wind energy, as part of any plans for a national smart grid.
Support regulatory models that allow both customers and utilities to benefit from the smart grid.
Support research on the potential benefits of a...