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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,...
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.

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