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Study: How understanding the psychology of energy efficiency can help protect the environment

Reuven Sussman, Manager, Behavior Program, of the American Council for an Energy Efficient Economy (ACEEE), has studied why some people take action to reduce their energy consumption and carbon footprints while others do not. Environmental psychologists, behavioral economists and other social … Continue reading

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ACEEE: California golden again on energy efficiency, regains top state spot in tie with 6-time winner Massachusetts

In a dramatic photo finish, California and Massachusetts both won the top spot in the 10th edition of the 2016 State Energy Efficiency Scorecard published by the American Council for an Energy-Efficient Economy (ACEEE). This marks Massachusetts’ sixth consecutive year … Continue reading

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Expanding the energy efficiency toolbox through green banks

Annie Gilleo, State Policy Manager of the American Council for an Energy-Efficient Economy (ACEEE), reports that the role of green banks could expand substantially to support energy efficiency projects. There are many tried-and-true tools in the energy efficiency toolbox. Programs … Continue reading

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ACEEE: Germany, Italy, and Japan lead World Energy Efficiency rankings

The nonprofit American Council for an Energy-Efficient Economy (ACEEE) has released its 2016 International Energy Efficiency Scorecard, the third year it has published the rankings research document, which evaluates 23 largest energy-consuming countries on 35 categories. The International Energy Efficiency Scorecard … Continue reading

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This Earth Day, let’s look at how much energy we’ve been using.

Rachel Cluett, Senior Research Analyst for the American Council for an Energy-Efficient Economy (ACEEE) provides a retrospective on energy use in the U.S. since the first Earth Day celebration 46 years ago. Earth Day will be celebrated Friday, April 22, … Continue reading

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ACEEE: Highlighting big savers in energy efficiency

Brendon Baatz reports for the American Council for an Energy Efficient Economy (ACEEE) that electric energy efficiency programs have grown substantially in the last ten years. As they’ve grown, leaders have emerged. In its new report, Big Savers: Experiences and Recent … Continue reading

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ACEEE Report: Energy efficiency still less expensive than new power plants

A new report from the American Council for an Energy Efficient Economy, “How Much Does Energy Efficiency Cost,” finds that “new” power resulting from energy efficiency efforts is substantially less expensive than the cost of power that would be generated … Continue reading

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How to avoid storm blackouts? Colleges go big with microgrids

Wendy Koch reports in National Geographic on how tech-savvy universities are leading the way with innovative ideas to make their campuses energy independent. In Cambridge, Mass., the odor of oil permeates part of a decades-old power plant, located a couple … Continue reading

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New US policy: A boon for distributed energy?

Craig Howie writes in Cogeneration and On-Site Power Production (COSPP) that forthcoming US federal regulations on emissions reduction are generally positive for distributed energy but have created uncertainty within the industry. The US Environmental Protection Agency (EPA) released the final … Continue reading

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Enhancing Community Resilience through Energy Efficiency

The American Council for an Energy-Efficient Economy has published an important new report, “Enhancing Community Resilience through Energy Efficiency.” In this publication, the authors, David Ribeiro, Eric Mackres, Brendon Baatz, Rachel Cluett, Michael Jarrett, Meegan Kelly and Shruti Vaidyanathan, explain … Continue reading

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