Selected Resources on Energy Efficiency Data and Policy

American Council for an Energy Efficient Economy (ACEEE)

Recent ACEEE Reports on Energy Efficiency

Three Decades and Counting: A Historical Review and Current Assessment of Electric Utility Energy Efficiency Activity in the States(6/27/12)

Over three decades of experience with these programs have demonstrated their ability to reduce energy use and thereby provide significant economic, environmental, and system benefits. The emergence of energy efficiency as a valuable, cost-effective, and significant energy resource has established the foundation for a new era of energy efficiency, an era marked by continued expansion and innovation. Click here to download the report.

A Defining Framework for Intelligent Efficiency(6/5/12)

The potential for new energy efficiency remains enormous. While a large portion of our past efficiency gains came from improvements in individual products, appliances, and equipment, and these device-level technology improvements will continue to play an important role, looking ahead we must take a systems-based approach to dramatically scale up energy efficiency to meet our future energy challenges. Intelligent efficiency is a systems-based approach to efficiency that can help to meet this need. Enabled by information and communication technology (ICT) and user access to real-time information, intelligent efficiency differs from component energy efficiency in that it is adaptive, anticipatory, and networked.

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States and Utilities Leading on Industrial Energy Efficiency Programs (4/5/12)

States and utilities invested over $811 million in industrial energy efficiency programs in 2010, far exceeding the spending by the federal government and other national-level programs. Nationwide, all industrial energy efficiency programs spent well over $1.1 billion in 2010. The report details a first-time ever estimate of total industrial energy efficiency deployment and technical assistance at the federal, state, and utility levels. States and utilities were responsible for about two-thirds of all industrial energy-efficiency program spending in 2010, reflecting a strong prioritization of industrial energy efficiency by certain state lawmakers and regulators. Click here to download the report.

ACEEE State Energy Efficiency Policy Database

Supports searches at the state level on nine different aspects of energy policy, and allows for comparisons of information between two or more states


National Council of State Legislatures (NCSL) 

Energy Legislative Summaries    


Northeast Energy Efficiency Partnerships (NEEP)

Recent NEEP Reports

A Regional Roundup of Energy Efficiency Policy in the Northeast and Mid-Atlantic States  (Fall 2011)

NEEP’s first-annual Regional Roundup examines overall trends and individual state actions to capture cost-effective energy efficiency. While looking at the Northeast and Mid-Atlantic region as a whole, the report provides a summary and analysis of some of the biggest energy-efficiency successes and setbacks in states from Maine to Maryland, including key energy efficiency laws and regulations, and changes in funding levels and savings goals for customer energy efficiency programs.

Energy Efficiency Evaluation, Measurement, and Verification Library

The EM&V Resource Library is a collection of reports, analyses, policies, and activities related to EM&V in the Northeast and Mid-Atlantic regions. Here you’ll find a repository of EM&V studies as well as a beginner’s guide to EM&V.

From Here to Zero – NEEP Releases Roadmap to Zero Net Energy Public Buildings

NEEP’s latest strategy paper lays out how the Northeast can lead in the race to becoming Zero Net Energy.

Energy Efficiency Program Plans and Annual Reports 

Here you can find current information on energy efficiency policy throughout the Northeast, including legislative and regulatory developments. You can also access current energy efficiency program plans and reports.


Report on Energy Efficiency from Eastern Canada

Energy efficiency programs earn governments more tax revenue, federal study says: A new report says provinces that promote energy efficiency may forfeit some tax revenue from lower sales of fuel and electricity, but will make up for the loss – and more – through competitive economies that help fill their treasuries, the Canadian Press reports. Natural Resources ordered the May 2012 study partly to allay concerns in four eastern Canadian provinces that energy efficiency may be hard on their bottom lines. The report says that economic benefits exceed the cost of implementing efficiency measures, and efficiency investments quickly pay for themselves through increased economic activity and job creation in the wider economy. Benefits are even greater than commonly recognized even by program administrators and proponents, it says. From now until 2040, for example, the Eastern Canada region would see a 14 per cent increase in GDP, and a 12 per cent increase in employment, if all four provinces acted together in implementing so-called mid-range levels of energy efficiencies, the report says. Canadian Press(6/25)