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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,...
Research Report IE134 - July 18, 2013
Electric and natural gas utilities could reap substantial rewards by investing in or otherwise encouraging new combined heat and power (CHP) systems in their service territories. The benefits of CHP to individual facilities are well-known, but those benefits are likely less compelling than the...
Testimony - July 15, 2013
This pre-filed testimony, by R. Neal Elliott, Ph.D., associate director for research with ACEEE, was submitted on June 27, 2013 on behalf of The Hoosier Environmental Council, Inc. regarding the Indiana Utility Regulatory Commission’s (IURC) investigation into the possible approval of...
Research Report A134 - July 8, 2013
The United States has had a variety of programs to encourage improved energy efficiency in residential and commercial buildings for about 40 years, going all the way back to the 1973 oil embargo. These programs are operated by the federal government as well as states, utilities, municipalities,...
Research Report IE133 - July 8, 2013
The United States has had a variety of programs to encourage improved energy efficiency in the industrial sector. These programs are operated by the federal government as well as states, utilities, municipalities, and nonprofit organizations. Some of these programs are decades old, though many...
White Paper - July 2, 2013
This paper is the beginning of an annual effort to examine and characterize the overall state of energy efficiency in the United States and determine whether it has improved, declined, or stayed the same since the previous year. ACEEE has developed a list of 15 indicators that together create a...
Research Report A133 - June 27, 2013
In this report, we attempt to define and characterize the energy use of electric and gas miscellaneous loads associated with commercial and residential buildings, identify the biggest among them, and suggest initial strategies for improving the efficiency of energy use.
Testimony - June 25, 2013
This hearing is on nine energy efficiency bills that are potential amendments to S. 761, a bill endorsed by the full Senate Energy Committee that may soon reach the Senate floor. ACEEE strongly supports S. 761 and also supports the nine bills before us, although for one bill our support is...
Research Report U132 - June 20, 2013
Programs provided to electric and gas customers by their utilities or related organizations have existed since the 1970s in many states and regions of the United States. They have evolved and responded to numerous changes in energy markets, technologies, policies, and customer needs. In 2003 and...

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