ACEEE’s January Newsletter

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January Newsletter

Hello, friend —

Happy New Year! We ended 2019 with good news (stricter building codes) and bad news (rollback of US light bulb standards). We also celebrated energy efficiency’s dramatic benefits in a first-of-its-kind joint impact report.

We’re looking forward this month to our Conference on Health, Energy and the Environment in New Orleans. In addition, we’re hosting two webinars: How do Nonresidential Energy Efficiency Programs Benefit Low-Income Communities? and City Resilience Plans.

Our new year’s resolution? To be a greater advocate for energy efficiency than ever before.

Please keep us posted on your own endeavors.


Steven Nadel
Executive Director




New Building Codes

New US homes will be more energy efficient, save consumers money, and reduce harmful carbon emissions because of a new and improved building code that many cities and states will adopt.

Chris Perry, our buildings program research manager, discusses the efficiency gains of the new International Energy Conservation Code in NA Clean Energy and Energy Central.

Lighting Standards Rollback

The Trump administration announced it will block energy-saving standards scheduled to go into effect January 1 for the hundreds of millions of everyday light bulbs sold in the United States every year, which defies a bipartisan 2007 law passed by Congress.

Steve Nadel’s remarks were featured in The New York TimesThe Washington Post, and The Hill. Andrew deLaski, executive director of the Appliance Standards Awareness Project, is quoted in The Washington Post.

EE Impact Report

Our new report, co-released with the Alliance to Save Energy and the Business Council for Sustainable Energy, dives into the diverse and powerful uses of energy efficiency to save hundreds of billions of dollars in energy costs and reduce greenhouse gas emissions.

Twelve Strategies to Step Up Global Efficiency 

A drastic reduction in global energy use will be key for an affordable and manageable transition to a renewables-based clean energy future, according to a joint twelve-strategies report by the European Council for an Energy Efficient Economy, the American Council for an Energy-Efficient Economy, and the India-based Alliance for an Energy Efficient Economy.

Reports & Blog Posts

2019 and 2020: The Good, the Bad, and the Ugly

The past year has been a mixture of good and bad news on the energy efficiency front, and 2020 (our 40th anniversary) promises more of the same. Overall, there’s a lot to celebrate, but much more needs to be done to advance efficiency and address climate change.

AV Toolkit

Cities need to lay the groundwork now for the arrival of autonomous vehicles to ensure that AVs contribute to rather than detract from their transportation and climate objectives. An ACEEE toolkit highlights fundamental strategies for cities and gives them a policy roadmap.

Local Clean Energy Tool

The updated Local Clean Energy Self-Scoring Tool lets you score any community’s energy efficiency and renewable energy efforts using the metrics from our 2019 City Clean Energy Scorecard.

Top 10 Blog Posts of 2019
By Kate Doughty


As the holidays approach and this year comes to a close, we share 2019 highlight