June 24, 2024

American Council for an Energy-Efficient Economy (ACEEE)

Report: Home Retrofit Benefits Maxed by Combining Fed Funds with Other Sources
ACEEE published a paper showing how states can maximize the impact of federal funds for home energy retrofits.
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ASE: Energy Transition Must Put Demand-side Efficiency, Flexibility First
A new Berkeley Lab report finds that a combination of aggressive demand and supply side measures could slash greenhouse gas emissions in the building sector 91% below 2005 levels by 2050.
Versant Power
DOE’s Final Transformer Efficiency Rules Seek to Ensure Stable Supply Chain
The U.S. Department of Energy finalized energy efficiency standards for distribution transformers to increase grid efficiency and save $824 million annually. 
ACEEE Paper Says Rate Design Can Avoid Higher Bills from Electrification
ACEEE released a report highlighting strategies for avoiding higher overall energy bills from electrification, which is a concern for states with high average power prices.
Report: Many US Utilities not Delivering on Energy Efficiency
The American Council for an Energy-Efficient Economy's 2023 scorecard for utilities revealed that many utilities are not prioritizing energy efficiency as they focus on decarbonization and resiliency.
DOE Opens Applications for $8.5B in IRA Home Efficiency Funds
DOE treads carefully on hot-button issue of home electrification, saying rebate programs do not ban or restrict use of other technologies.
DOE Building Energy Codes Program
DOE Awards $90 Million for More Efficient, Resilient Building Codes
Heat waves with triple-digit temperatures across the U.S. underline the critical role building codes can play in making buildings more energy efficient and cutting greenhouse gas emissions.
ACEEE Report: Some States not Taking EVs Seriously
One report tracks state policies, the other, future need for EV chargers, but both find a patchwork of EV adoption and charger installation across the country.
ACEEE Highlights Efficiency’s Benefits to Grid Decarbonization
ACEEE released a report arguing that efficiency would have major benefits in deep decarbonization scenarios by avoiding the need for balancing resources and minimizing costs to vulnerable consumers.
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Who Will Control the Political Narrative on IRA Implementation?
Republicans and Democrats shared their ideas for the implementation of the Inflation Reduction Act at ACEEE’s Energy Efficiency Policy Forum.

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