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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.

Decorations

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

Reminder, Capital Region NYSES Conference This Friday!

Energy Efficiency & Renewables: NY State Summit Friday, November 30, 2018 7:45 am to 6:00 pm Hilton Garden Inn Troy 235 Hoosick Street, Troy, New York Gourmet Breakfast Big Wind 20 CA – NY Universities Collaborate 120% Solar NOW Luncheon Net Zero Village The Value of Zero Energy Blockchains and Renewable Energy Controlling and […]

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 […]

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, […]

La Cíté Écologíque

Garden at La Cíté Écologíque, an intentional community in Colebrook, New Hampshire.

George Harvey

Whether we know it or not, nearly all of us are familiar with the idea of intentional communities. The colonies that became the United States were started with them. The first settlers in Plymouth and Jamestown set up […]

How Much Land Do We Need for Solar?

According to a study from MIT, The Future of Solar Energy, the United States is expected to be able to power its demand for electricity in 2050 from 33,000 square kilometers of land (http://bit.ly/MIT-solar-future). That may seem like a lot of land, but it should be considered in comparison with other areas. We have […]

The International Energy Agency’s Energy Efficiency 2018 Report

The American Council for an Energy-Efficient Economy (ACEEE)

RE: the release of the Energy Efficiency 2018 report from the International Energy Agency (IEA).

The report underscores efficiency’s critical role in meeting greenhouse gas reduction commitments under the Paris Agreement and highlights the disappointing news that efficiency investments have slightly decreased in the United States […]

Energy Efficiency for Renters

Evan Lawrence

Homeowners have a high degree of control over their home’s energy efficiency. Whether the house is new or old, they can choose heating and ventilation systems, insulation strategies, water heaters, appliances, and lighting. If the site, structure, local zoning, and budget allow, solar panels or geothermal system are renewable energy options.

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