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Research Report A1402 - May 12, 2014
Commercial buildings consume 20% of the total energy used in the United States, a significant portion of which can be saved through comprehensive retrofits that take into account the interactive effect of the energy use of the various energy systems in the building. While many utility programs...
Research Report E1401 - April 29, 2014
This study evaluates the implications of using end-use energy efficiency to reduce greenhouse gas emissions from the power sector. It does so by quantifying the energy, economic, and pollution-reduction impacts of selected energy-saving policies on a state-by-state basis. We evaluate four of the...
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). 

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