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ACEEE Explores How Fuel Economy is Driving the Automotive Market

Car Buyers Rank Fuel Economy as a Top Priority Written by Reuven Sussman, aceee.org, June 12, 2018 The Trump administration is expected to propose any day a rollback of greenhouse gas and fuel economy standards, based partly on the notion that Americans are not interested in efficient vehicles. However a new study shows that American consumers consider fuel efficiency one […]

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What’s Missing When We Value CHP?

Written by Gita Subramony, ERS for Zondits, May 2, 2018 Combined Heat and Power (CHP) can be a more efficient way to generate electricity. For facilities implementing CHP, the value proposition typically centers on utility bill reduction. Using natural gas to generate electricity on-site can be cheaper than buying electricity from the grid, especially when […]

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ACEEE Report Explores Energy Efficiency’s Role in Distributed Energy

Grid Modernization, Energy Efficiency, and Distributed Energy Resources Written by Gita Subramony, ERS, for Zondits, March 14, 2018 It is becoming increasingly vital that utilities take into account energy efficiency and distributed energy resources in system planning. States differ widely on regulations surrounding utility infrastructure, and ACEEE recently released a report surveying utilities across the […]

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CA, MA, and NY Continue to Shine in ACEEE CHP Rankings

Dan Pidgeon, ERS, for Zondits The 2017 ACEEE Scorecard was released in September, highlighting more state-led energy efficiency progress. The 11th edition of the scorecard continued to measure states’ energy efficiency success by the following metrics: utility and public benefits programs and policies, transportation policies, building energy code and compliance, combined heat and power (CHP) […]

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Massachusetts and Boston Take Top Spots in 2017 ACEEE State and City Scorecards

Lisa Markowski, ERS, for Zondits It’s a tie no more, as Massachusetts has edged California to claim the sole number-one position atop the American Council for an Energy-Efficient Economy (ACEEE) State Energy Efficiency Scorecard. The council determines the rankings by evaluating states’ energy efficiency programs, policies, and practices across six categories. As an ongoing effort, […]

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New Report on Natural Gas Energy Efficiency Shows Great Advancement

Natural gas efficiency has shown impressive advances, and the future looks promising American Council for an Energy-Efficient Economy, July 19, 2017 The majority of studies on utility-funded energy efficiency programs focus on electricity; natural gas traditionally receives much less attention. To help rectify this imbalance, today we are releasing a new report, Natural Gas Energy Efficiency: […]