By Kate Tanabe, Research Assistant, Local Policy
Today, Michael R. Bloomberg announced Charlotte as the nineteenth winning city of Bloomberg’s American Cities Climate Challenge, of which ACEEE is an official partner.
“With Washington asleep at the wheel, cities like Charlotte are leading the way in the fight against climate change,” said Bloomberg, the UN […]
Role for Efficiency in State and Provincial Programs to Price Carbon
Date: January 3, 2019 Time: 12:00-1:00 pm ET
Across North America, efforts to put a price on greenhouse gas emissions are growing, creating a market-based incentive to reduce emissions and energy use. Currently 14 US states and Canadian provinces plus one US city have […]
By Kate Doughty, Communications and Marketing Assistant
This year, give the gift of energy efficiency. Whether you’re visiting family, decorating the brightest house on the block, or staying in with festive movies and treats, here are some ways to save energy during the holiday season.
Don’t worry, we won’t tell you to nix […]
Make your Black Friday green–with energy efficiency By Maxine Chikumbo, Communications Associate
Sales promotions have already begun, but holiday shopping kicks into high gear this Friday (Black Friday), followed by Cyber Monday. It’s the perfect opportunity to buy gifts that will save your friends and family money long after the […]
By Maggie Molina, Senior Director for Policy
Massachusetts’ new three-year energy efficiency plan includes aggressive energy-savings targets for utilities. The plan, approved Tuesday by the state’s Energy Efficiency Advisory Council and filed for approval with utility regulators, is estimated to cut greenhouse gas emissions and achieve $8.6 billion in customer benefits.
Massachusetts is one […]
By Christopher Perry, Senior Analyst, Buildings Program
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 momentum for zero energy buildings, or ZEBs, […]
By Mary Shoemaker, State Policy Analyst
Governor Ralph Northam’s new 2018 Virginia Energy Plan (VEP), released earlier this month, rounds out a busy year for clean energy policy in Virginia. It contains policy and program recommendations that will, if thoroughly implemented, deepen energy savings and expand clean energy in the Commonwealth. It proposes that the […]
Join ACEEE and 320-plus groups today to celebrate Energy Efficiency Day
Statement of Steve Nadel, executive director of ACEEE
Today is the third annual Energy Efficiency Day, an opportunity to share with others the transformative benefits of saving energy. Energy efficiency is the heart of a clean energy future. It saves Americans billions of dollars […]
By Lowell Ungar, Senior Policy Advisor
More than 600 days into the Trump administration, amid constant reports of regulatory rollbacks, there’s been surprisingly little damage to energy efficiency…yet. But now the administrative winds are starting to blow, rulemakings are under way—with a couple open comment periods—and we are working hard to hold onto […]
By Wendy Koch, Senior Director, Marketing & Communications
Across the United States, the push for net-zero energy buildings is gaining momentum. Because this trend holds great promise for deep energy savings, next month’s Summer Study on Energy Efficiency in Buildings will devote an entire panel — with 30 presentations — to the topic.