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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...
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’...

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