American Council for an Energy-Efficient Economy (ACEEE)

U.S. Takes 9th Place in Energy Efficiency! (Out of 12).

August 16, 2012 by Peter Troast

A new report from the American Council for an Energy Efficient Economy (ACEEE) ranked the energy efficiency of the world's 12 largest economies. The U.S., unfortunately, ranked 9 out of 12.So while we were out dominating at the Olympics, we were quietly slipping behind on a metric that, if improved, would yield a substantial benefit...[read more]

The rebound effect: the ACEEE strikes back

August 9, 2012 by Michael Giberson

The significance of the “rebound effect” remains a matter of some debate. (The rebound effect is the frequently observed tendency for energy efficiency improvements to increase consumer use of the now more efficient good or service).[read more]

UK Leads, US 9th In Energy Efficiency Ranking

July 15, 2012 by Nino Marchetti

USA, you’re not No. 1. You’re not even No. 2. No, when it comes to energy efficiency, the United States of America is a woeful ninth in a new ranking of 12 of the world’s largest economies, who together make up 78 percent of global GDP, 63 percent of energy consumption and 62 percent of greenhouse gas emissions.The United Kingdom leads...[read more]

Study: More MPG = More Jobs

June 27, 2012 by Luke Tonachel

The connection may not seem obvious but improving the miles per gallon of our cars spurs job creation. This is for two reasons: (1) improving automobile efficiency requires the addition of new technologies, which are designed and manufactured by adding workers in the auto industry and (2) money saved on gasoline by drivers will be spent...[read more]

Energy Efficiency Finance 301: The Growing Popularity of On-Bill Financing

March 2, 2012 by Casey Bell

The promise of energy efficiency investments to boost the overall economy and to create and sustain jobs is becoming more widely accepted, as shown in part by the ever-growing number of cost-effective energy efficiency financing programs across the country. Such programs reduce first-cost barriers for energy efficiency...[read more]

What Your Electric Utility Bill Is NOT Telling You

November 10, 2011 by John Wilson

A fascinating new study from the American Council for an Energy-Efficient Economy takes a look at what’s on the bills that electric utilities send to their customers. OK, you have got to be an energy geek to appreciate this kind of insight, but here are two observations.ACEEE's report, "The State of the Utility Bill," can be accessed by...[read more]

Honda Pushing Clean Transportation Sweepstakes With Its 2012 ‘Civic Natural Gas’

October 12, 2011 by Jim Pierobon

Straight from its manufacturing and assembly plant southwest of Indianapolis, Indiana in the U.S., Honda is stocking dealers with a 2012 version of its Civic fueled by compressed natural gas (CNG). It officially goes on sale Tuesday, Oct. 18 in some or all of the 36 states listed below, representing a major expansion of Honda’s strategy...[read more]