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Small Municipalities Take Big Strides Towards Clean Energy

14 Jan , 2021  

aceee.org, 1/14/21. An analysis of clean energy efforts by 30 small cities finds several leaders taking significant steps to cut energy waste and embrace clean energy—pointing the way for other small municipalities across the country to do the same. The American Council for an Energy-Efficient Economy (ACEEE) examined the cities’ efforts to make homes and […]

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Efficiency in Action, Interviews, Markets & Business

Energy Equity Interview: the Metro Atlanta Youth Energy Corps

13 Aug , 2020  

Alex Schultz, ERS Zondits sat down with three members of the Metro Atlanta Youth Energy Corps – Zoie Moore, Gwyn Rush, and Jo Studdard – to learn more about how energy efficiency relates to racial and social justice. What is energy equity? Gwyn: The general definition for energy equity means a fair distribution of the […]

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Building Technology, Codes & Standards, Programs & Policy, Whole Building

The Barriers that Remain for Zero Energy Buildings

7 Nov , 2018  

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Zero energy buildings on the rise but barriers remain Written by Christopher Perry, aceee.org, October 24, 2018 Zero energy building codes are making inroads in Oregon, California, British Columbia, and other places, but a new ACEEE white paper reveals that they still face barriers to nationwide success, including a “solar-only” mentality. From coast to coast, there’s considerable […]

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Program Evaluation, Programs & Policy

Massachusetts Earns Top Marks in Energy Efficiency from ACEEE

11 Oct , 2018  

ACEEE Ranks Massachusetts Top State for Energy Efficiency Written by Alyssa Danigelis, energymanagertoday.com, October 8, 2018 (Image: The 2018 State Energy Efficiency Scorecard results. Credit: ACEEE) For the eighth year in a row, Massachusetts ranked number one in the American Council for an Energy-Efficient Economy (ACEEE)’s state scorecard for energy efficiency. The 12th annual 2018 […]

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Efficiency in Action, Markets & Business

ACEEE Report: The World Cup of Energy Efficiency

26 Jun , 2018  

Though the world’s eyes are on the biggest global sporting event of the year, countries are also battling for a top spot off the soccer pitch. ACEEE released its own World Cup rankings today in the realm of energy efficiency in its 2018 International Energy Efficiency Scorecard.  This report ranks the world’s 25 largest energy […]

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Efficiency in Action, Markets & Business, Markets & Trends

ACEEE Explores How Fuel Economy is Driving the Automotive Market

18 Jun , 2018  

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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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Building Technology, Whole Building

What’s Missing When We Value CHP?

2 May , 2018  


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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Clean Grid Technology, Connectivity

ACEEE Report Explores Energy Efficiency’s Role in Distributed Energy

14 Mar , 2018  

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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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Markets & Business, Markets & Trends

New Study Shows That Saving Energy Is Less Expensive Than Making It

11 Dec , 2017  

New data, same results – Saving energy is still cheaper than making energy. ACEEE, December 1, 2017 Keeping the lights on for customers is every electric utility’s top priority. To do so, utilities have choices. They can build power plants to convert fossil fuels to energy. They can capture renewable resources like solar and wind. […]

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Law & Policy, Programs & Policy

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

6 Dec , 2017  

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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