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US Cities Boost Clean Energy Efforts but Few on Track to Meet Climate Goals

Scorecard of 75 large US cities reveals the top 10, including Boston, San Francisco, Seattle, Minneapolis, and Washington, DC.

Washington, DC — US cities are ramping up their clean energy efforts, notably with stricter energy-saving rules for buildings, but only a few cities appear on track to meet their community-wide climate goals, according […]

Mark your calendars for 2020 Energy Efficiency Finance Forum!

Want to know how financing can drive a clean energy future? Join us for the 13th Energy Efficiency Finance Forum (EEFF) — the premier conference for industry leaders like you — to explore cutting-edge initiatives and major opportunities to finance projects that save energy, reduce costs, and create jobs. You will have a one-of-a-kind opportunity […]

Here are six ways we have slashed US energy use by a fifth

By Steven Nadel, Executive Director

Major energy efficiency policies slashed US energy use by about 20% in 2017, saving a whopping 25 quads of energy —the amount used in California, Texas, and Florida combined.

Two US policies now at risk accounted for the majority of these savings. Vehicle fuel economy standards and appliance efficiency […]

Will vehicle automation help or hurt the environment?

By Kate Doughty, Communications Assistant

Many of today’s cars are already available with connected and autonomous vehicle (CAV) technologies such as adaptive cruise control and automatic emergency braking. Testing of fully autonomous vehicles is underway in cities and states across the United States, including Arizona, Texas, and Wyoming. And 22 US states and Washington, DC, […]

ACEEE partners with Bloomberg’s American Cities Climate Challenge

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 […]

ACEEE Webinar: Role for Efficiency in State and Provincial Programs to Price Carbon

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 […]

Is your holiday energy use naughty or nice?

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.

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Don’t worry, we won’t tell you to nix […]

Make your Black Friday green–with energy efficiency

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 […]

What will Massachusetts’ new efficiency targets mean for future policy?

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 […]

Zero energy buildings on the rise but barriers remain

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, […]