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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...
Research Report E13L - October 31, 2013
The Local Energy Efficiency Self-Scoring Tool (Version 1.0 BETA) gives small and medium- sized communities the ability to score their energy efficiency efforts by evaluating locally-enacted programs and policies across local government operations, community-wide initiatives, building policies,...
Research Report E13J - October 24, 2013
Information and communication technologies (ICT) are making possible analysis and levels of performance that could not be achieved as recently as ten years ago. Equipment and systems used in buildings, transportation, and manufacturing are becoming adaptive to environmental inputs, anticipatory in...
Research Report E13I - October 11, 2013
On June 25, 2013, President Obama called on the U.S. Environmental Protection Agency (EPA) to propose a rule to regulate greenhouse gases from existing power plants by June 2014. Section 111(d) of the Clean Air Act is likely to be the authority upon which EPA relies to draft the rule. With the...
White Paper - October 9, 2013
This report summarizes the content and themes of the ACEEE Seventh National Conference on Energy Efficiency as a Resource, held in Nashville, Tennessee from September 22 to 24, 2013, per the agreement with the U.S. Department of Energy.  The successful conference demonstrated the progress of...
Research Report E13H - October 3, 2013
Water and energy are inherently linked, intersecting at both the supply side (electric generation and water/wastewater facilities) and the end-use side (residential, commercial, industrial, and agriculture sectors). This intersection is commonly called the “energy-water nexus.” The...
White Paper - September 25, 2013
The first fuel efficiency and greenhouse gas standards for heavy-duty vehicles in the United States, adopted in 2011, established an approach to testing and regulating these vehicles that is essentially component-based. Capturing additional fuel efficiency opportunities in the next phase of...
Research Report E13G - September 16, 2013
Energy efficiency may be the cheapest, most abundant, and most underutilized resource for local economic and community development. Local leadership and commitment to energy efficiency is strong in many communities around the United States. The specific responsibilities of local governments give...
Fact Sheet - September 11, 2013
Recent fuel efficiency standards for both light- and heavy-duty vehicles will yield major oil savings for the United States. This fact sheet shows the combined savings of the standards out to 2035 and discusses consumer savings and national economic benefits.

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