Utility programs can help low-income customers keep the lights on, but some do better than others

Media Contact: Patrick Kiker [email protected], (202) 507-4043   Utility programs can help low-income customers keep the lights on, but some do better than others   By Ariel Drehobl, Research Analyst, Local Policy   As households ramp up air conditioners to stay cool this summer, many will find themselves with higher energy bills. …

Hackers targeting power plants

Features U.S. officials: Hackers targeting power plants The techniques resemble those of Russian hacking group Energetic Bear Read more » Adapting to a changing landscape with fuel cell technology Utilities have been required to invest heavily in their operations at a time when electricity sales are generally flat or in …

An Award-Winning Efficiency Program in Fort Collins, Colorado

AN AWARD-WINNING EFFICIENCY PROGRAM IN FORT COLLINS, COLORADO Fort Collins – a city of 167,500 located in northern Colorado – is on its way to eliminating 80 percent of its greenhouse gas emissions by 2030 and eliminating them entirely by 2050. This impressive feat is partly due to a pilot …

Clean tax cuts: a new idea with conservative roots

BLOG POST Media Contact: Patrick Kiker [email protected], (202) 507-4043 Clean tax cuts: a new idea with conservative roots By Steven Nadel, Executive Director Congress is likely to tackle federal tax reform in 2017 and may consider new ideas. One proposal it should seriously consider is clean tax cuts—the application of …

The results are in: here are the most energy-efficient utilities in the US

BLOG POST       Media Contact: Patrick Kiker [email protected], (202) 507-4043 The results are in: here are the most energy-efficient utilities in the US By Grace Relf, Research Analyst, Energy Policy Our first-ever scorecard of US utilities, released today, reveals striking regional differences and the identifies the best—and worst—performers …

Efficiency Quarterly: ACEEE’s Policy Newsletter

EFFICIENCY QUARTERLY | May 2017 Welcome to ACEEE’s policy newsletter. Uncertainty dominates the policy outlook in D.C. these days. The White House’s first budget proposal indicated deep cuts or complete elimination for many energy efficiency programs, and the announced backtracking on vehicle fuel standards risks billions in consumer savings at the pump. However, …

New standard practice manual for cost-effectiveness is an indispensable resource

New standard practice manual for cost-effectiveness is an indispensable resource   By Martin Kushler, Senior Fellow   On May 18th the National Efficiency Screening Project and E4TheFuture announced the release of the first National Standard Practice Manual (NSPM). The detailed manual guides regulators on how to develop their own jurisdictional cost-effectiveness tests of utility customer-funded energy efficiency programs. …