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White Paper - September 5, 2013
On May 16, 2011, Senators Jeanne Shaheen (D-NH) and Rob Portman (R-OH) introduced the Energy Savings and Industrial Competitiveness Act of 2011 (S. 1000, often called the Shaheen-Portman bill). This bill contained a variety of provisions designed to promote energy efficiency technologies and foster...
Research Report A135 - August 29, 2013
Much time and effort has been invested in addressing the market barriers that inhibit greater investment in energy efficiency technologies and practices in the buildings sector. In addition to these common and well-known barriers (e.g., split incentives, asymmetrical information, higher first costs...
White Paper - August 15, 2013
The U.S. Department of Agriculture (USDA) is responsible for much more than simply agricultural regulation. In many ways, it would be more accurately reflected by a title like the “U.S. Department of Rural Communities.” Energy efficiency is a component of many USDA assistance programs....
Testimony - August 8, 2013
ACEEE's formal comments, as filed with the Senate Finance Committee as requested by the Committee, address a possible set of recommendations related to energy efficiency for a "clean slate" approach to eventual tax reform. Among other things, ACEEE's comments focus on a...
Research Report E13F - August 7, 2013
Most observers of U.S. energy policy might think of energy efficiency as a useful investment strategy to smartly manage the growth of energy consumption. They might also see it as a cost-effective means to ease our transition into a post-carbon world. And yes, the evidence does support both of...
Research Report E13E - July 31, 2013
Over the past several years, energy efficiency financing has been widely viewed as a promising solution to reducing upfront cost barriers to energy efficiency investment. However, several markets, including commercial office markets and the multifamily subsector, remain stubbornly hard to reach....
Research Report E13D - July 30, 2013
When appliance standards are revised, the Department of Energy (DOE) looks at the estimated benefits of standards relative to the estimated costs and only sets standards that it finds are cost-effective to consumers. This study compares the projected and actual costs of nine appliance and...
White Paper - July 23, 2013
The Natural Resources Defense Council (NRDC) and the American Council for an Energy-Efficient Economy (ACEEE) are collaborating to identify opportunities for energy and water savings in the clothes washer sector as part of the development of an innovative program for the Great Lakes region. This...
White Paper - July 18, 2013
Natural gas distribution utilities are well-positioned to make significant investments in customer-sited CHP systems. Increased CHP deployment is a strategic business opportunity for natural gas utilities since most CHP systems use natural gas as their fuel. CHP users are reliable, high-load...
White Paper - July 18, 2013
Electric utilities are uniquely well-suited to invest in or otherwise encourage CHP systems in their service territories. CHP offers electric utilities more cost-effective electricity generation, reduced exposure to fluctuations in customer demand, improved system reliability, reduced emissions,...

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