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China Scores Higher than USA in ACEEE’s International Energy Efficiency Scorecard

Gita Subramony, ERS, for Zondits Every year the ACEEE releases a scorecard that ranks the top 23 energy-consuming countries based on energy efficiency policies and performance. They gather data to evaluate metrics on buildings, industry, transportation, and overall national energy efficiency policies and efforts. According to ACEEE’s analysis, Germany takes the gold medal, with Japan […]

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The Power of Energy Efficiency as Capacity

Energy efficiency lowers costs in recent PJM capacity auction ACEEE, June 1, 2016. Image credit: AndreasEOS700D By Brendon Baatz, Manager, Utilities Policy Energy efficiency provides many benefits to the electric utility system. One of these benefits is reducing the market price for electric generation. PJM Interconnection, the operator of the largest electric grid in the United […]

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U.S. Energy Efficiency Metrics and Projections

We’re tracking major US energy efficiency metrics on a new webpage. Check out how 2015 measures up. ACEEE, April 15, 2016. Image credit: PDPics We picked metrics covering residential and commercial buildings, state adoption of building codes, energy savings from appliance standards, industry energy intensity, combined heat and power (CHP) capacity, personal and freight transport energy […]

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2015 ACEEE Intelligent Efficiency Conference

ACEEE. Image credit: Timothy Valentine Intelligent Efficiency Conference Overview Intelligent efficiency holds the promise of substantially reducing energy use while transforming many energy-using markets. Achieving this outcome requires collaboration among the efficiency, technology, and user communities. These communities are largely distinct, and few opportunities have existed to date for the energy efficiency and technology communities to […]

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Massachusetts Gets Top ACEEE Nod for Energy Efficiency

Amber Plante for Zondits, October 28, 2015. Image credit: vickie4kelley Massachusetts has edged out California (#2) and Vermont (#3) to rank for the fifth straight year as the most energy-efficient state, according to the ninth annual American Council for an Energy-Efficient Economy (ACEEE) State Scorecard. Massachusetts owes its 2015 success to its support of the Green […]


How Do the Top 5 States Stack Up on ACEEE’s Efficiency Scorecard?

ACEEE State Scorecard: Massachusetts Edges Out California as Most Energy-Efficient State, Maryland Among Most Improved ACEEE, October 21, 2015. Image credit: dmkoch Infographic by Amanda Gassé Energy efficiency measures continue to flourish in states across the country, with several states—including California, Maryland, Illinois, Texas and the nation’s capital, Washington, DC—taking major steps that improved their scores in […]


ACEEE Releases 2015 International Scorecard Self-Scoring Tool

How does your country rank for energy efficiency? ACEEE, August 19, 2015. Image credit: geralt Evaluating how countries use energy provides valuable information necessary to identify energy waste, improve energy systems, and promote smarter economic growth. An efficient economy is one that minimizes its energy needs while providing better access to goods and services. We leverage […]