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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.
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...

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