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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...
Research Report T133 - June 12, 2013
Large-scale introduction of plug-in electric vehicles (PEVs) into the light-duty fleet would substantially reduce U.S. oil consumption. It could also deliver important environmental benefits—specifically reduced emissions of greenhouse gases (GHG) and other pollutants, but these benefits will...
Research Report E13C - June 11, 2013
In April 2012, the U.S. Environmental Protection Agency (EPA) proposed a new source performance standard (NSPS), limiting carbon dioxide (CO2) emissions from new fossil fuel–fired electric generating units (EGUs). Under Section 111(d) of the Clean Air Act (CAA), the EPA and state governments...

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