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Testimony - April 22, 2013
New Jersey used to be a leader in energy efficiency (it ranked #8 in the 2007 ACEEE State Energy Efficiency Scorecard), but it has been steadily slipping to the middle of the pack (#16 in the 2012 Scorecard).   Energy efficiency is generally less expensive and more labor intensive than new...
Research Report T131 - April 4, 2013
Several regions with large vehicle markets are developing regulatory programs to reduce the fuel consumption and greenhouse gas emissions of heavy-duty vehicles. At the same time, manufacturers increasingly are developing global product platforms for the heavy-duty market. This offers an...
Research Report E137 - March 27, 2013
CNT Energy and the American Council for an Energy-Efficient Economy (ACEEE) examine the factors that contribute to effective energy efficiency program design for multifamily buildings.  The report provides an introduction for utilities and other energy efficiency program administrators to...
Research Report E136 - March 18, 2013
The United States has made much progress in energy efficiency in recent decades. U.S. energy use is approximately half of what it would have been if we had not improved our efficiency over the past 40 years. Still, there are large, cost-effective opportunities to increase energy efficiency much...
Research Report B131 - March 14, 2013
The Deep South Ethnographic Project at the American Council for an Energy-Efficient Economy (ACEEE) has been a multi-sited, qualitative research project looking into everyday energy practices across the sectors of buildings, agriculture, and transportation. The Behavior and Human Dimensions...
Presentation - March 14, 2013
This presentation provides a high-level summary of recent trends in energy efficiency policy at the state level and offers an outlook for the near term.  It was given to ACEEE’s Ally members on March 5, 2013. 
Fact Sheet - March 7, 2013
The U.S. Environmental Protection Agency (EPA) and the National Highway Traffic Safety Administration (NHTSA) adopted the first U.S. standards to reduce greenhouse gas (GHG) emissions and improve the fuel efficiency of medium- and heavy-duty vehicles. The EPA’s program to reduce GHG emissions...
Research Report E135 - March 5, 2013
This report provides an assessment of the current landscape of multifamily energy efficiency programs in the 50 metropolitan areas with the largest multifamily housing markets. The authors describe spending on utility customer-funded programs for the primary utilities in each metropolitan area....
Testimony - February 26, 2013
Submission of R. Neal Elliott, Ph.D., P.E., associate director for research at ACEEE, to the House Energy and Commerce Committee's Subcommitee on Energy and Power. The topic of the hearing is "American Energy Security and Innovation: An Assessment of Private-Sector Successes and...
Research Report E133 - February 18, 2013
We estimate that in 2010 between $480 and $670 billion (midpoint of $574 billion) was spent on energy-efficient goods and services.  Of these expenditures, between $72 billion and $101 billion (midpoint of $90 billion) was the incremental cost of efficient goods and services relative to...

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