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Testimony - February 12, 2014
This testimony, presented at a hearing titled “Lessons for Federal Policy from State Efficiency and Renewable Programs," discusses the areas in which states are taking action on energy efficiency. Six areas are discussed in detail: utility programs and policies, building benchmarking and...
Testimony - January 31, 2014
ACEEE’s formal comments, as filed with the Senate Finance Committee, support the inclusion of energy efficiency incentives as part of tax reform, noting that efficiency incentives are generally a lower cost way to meet the Committee’s clean energy goals than the items in the Committee...
Testimony - January 17, 2014
ACEEE’s formal comments, as filed with the Senate Finance Committee, support the adoption of fair cost recovery mechanisms and in particular on ending the current “penalty depreciation” treatment of building equipment under which heating, cooling, lighting and other equipment...
Research Report U1401 - January 15, 2014
Determining the net savings impacts of a program is one of the most prominent and longstanding challenges in the utility energy efficiency field. ACEEE conducted a national review of state approaches to the net savings issue in order to help policymakers, regulators, utilities, and other interested...
Research Report IE1401 - January 6, 2014
This report surveys energy consumption and barriers to energy efficiency for small and medium-sized manufacturers (SMM), and then describes several leading energy efficiency programs that address those barriers. SMM make up about 90% of manufacturing establishments but account for only about 50% of...
Research Report B132 - December 19, 2013
As the first comparative analysis of utility-run behavior programs, this report lays the groundwork for further program development by developing a classification scheme, or taxonomy, that sorts programs into discrete categories. This study counted 281 such programs, many with multiple iterations,...
Research Report U133 - December 10, 2013
Under traditional utility regulation and rate structures, utilities face financial disincentives for investing in customer energy efficiency programs. Unless these disincentives are addressed, utility investments in customer energy efficiency programs work against their shareholders’...
Research Report E13N - December 2, 2013
In the hunt for energy savings, multifamily buildings are widely seen by energy efficiency program administrators as hard to reach. Due to a number of challenges for multifamily building owners in undertaking energy efficiency in their properties, and for program administrators in designing and...
Research Report E13M - November 14, 2013
Mississippi has built a solid foundation for energy efficiency in the last year, such as the passing of energy efficiency rules at the Mississippi Public Service Commission and the adoption of ASHRAE 90.1-2010 standards for commercial building energy codes. The intent of this report is to identify...
Research Report E13K - November 4, 2013
Governors, legislators, regulators, and citizens are increasingly recognizing that energy efficiency is a critical state resource. In fact, a great deal of the innovation in policies and programs that promote energy efficiency originates in states across the country. The 2013 State Energy...

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