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How to Fund Efficiency in Affordable Housing? Finance Forum Speakers Offer Insights

By Wendy Koch, Senior Director, Marketing & Communications

During the COVID-19 pandemic, many low- to moderate-income households have struggled to pay their energy bills, as millions have lost critical income and many face higher utility bills because of increased time spent at home. Their homes, in particular, would benefit from energy-saving upgrades to reduce […]

Biden’s Plan Needs These Bold Measures to Better Tackle the Climate Crisis

 

Biden’s Plan Needs These Bold Measures to Better Tackle the Climate Crisis

By Steven Nadel, Executive Director

As we recently noted, President Joe Biden’s proposed jobs and infrastructure plan includes unprecedented investments to address climate change, in part through energy efficiency. So far, the proposal is high level, with […]

Massachusetts Steps Up Energy-Saving Policies in Major Climate Law

Sets Appliance Efficiency Standards and Sets Path for Strong Building Codes

In a far-reaching climate bill scheduled to be signed today, Massachusetts commits to halving greenhouse gas emissions by 2030 and achieving net-zero emissions by 2050, while embracing new energy-saving policies to help achieve the targets. The law sets efficiency standards for 17 residential […]

Texas Blackouts Offer a Lesson for Reducing Dangerous Spikes in Energy Demand

 

Texas Blackouts Offer a Lesson for Reducing Dangerous Spikes in Energy Demand

By Steven Nadel, Executive Director

The historic winter storm across the central United States brought a fierce chill into the homes of millions of Texans who lost electric power. Extended outages played a role in many of the fatalities as some […]

Webinar: Supporting Rural Communities with State Energy Efficiency Policy

Date and time: Thursday, January 14, 1:00 PM – 2:00 PM ET

State energy efficiency policies are a key tool for delivering energy savings to rural communities across the country. State regulators and policymakers are using a variety of policies – such as energy efficiency resource standards and performance incentives – to […]

Announcement of Webinar on January 14

Supporting Rural Communities with State Energy Efficiency Policy

Date and time: Thursday, January 14, 1:00 PM – 2:00 PM ET

State energy efficiency policies are a key tool for delivering energy savings to rural communities across the country. State regulators and policymakers are using a variety of […]

Webinar: City Efforts to Realize Low-Carbon, Equitable Transportation, Thursday, December 10

City Efforts to Realize Low-Carbon, Equitable Transportation

Date and time: Thursday, December 10, 12:00 PM – 1:00 PM ET

Transportation has replaced the power sector as the largest emitter of greenhouse gases (GHG) in the United States. Local governments and metropolitan regions play a critical role in maximizing this sector’s […]

Groups Urge Biden to Use Existing Authorities to Cut Energy Waste, Carbon from Buildings

New ACEEE briefs give detailed recommendations for manufactured and federally backed housing, federal buildings

In a Biden administration, half a dozen federal agencies should use their authority under existing laws to create jobs, reduce consumers’ utility bills, and mitigate climate change by reducing energy waste from homes and buildings, a […]

Webinar – Expanding Opportunity through Energy Efficiency Jobs: Strategies to Ensure a More Resilient, Diverse Workforce

 

Expanding Opportunity through Energy Efficiency Jobs: Strategies to Ensure a More Resilient, Diverse Workforce

Date and time: Thursday, October 29, 1:00 – 2:00 PM ET

Hispanic, Latinx people, Black people, and women are underrepresented in the energy efficiency workforce. Efficiency program administrators can play an important role in increasing access […]

Webinar: Increasing Interest in Energy Efficiency Through Real Estate Listings

 

Clicking into Efficiency: Increasing Interest in Energy Efficiency Through Real Estate Listings

Date and time: Thursday, August 6, 2:00 pm ET

Could energy efficiency information in online real estate listings nudge home buyers to click on homes that are more efficient? Does the form in which home buyers see the information matter? Can […]