International Energy Efficiency Ranking Shows How the US Shortchanges its Economy

A new international energy efficiency ranking by the American Council for an Energy-Efficient Economy places the United States at a lowly 13 out of 16 leading world economies. There are many reasons to bemoan the finding. The US is throwing away a lot of economic opportunity. Energy is a basic economic input. Using more, where less suffices, is … [Read more...]

Energy Efficiency: Peacemaker in War on Coal?

Infusing more energy efficiency into the US economy could ease pressure on coal states that feel under attack by pending federal greenhouse gas rules, says a new study. The study by the American Council for an Energy-Efficient Economy outlines Called Change is in the Air: How States Can Harness Energy Efficiency to Strengthen the Economy and … [Read more...]

US Electricity Sales Drop: Is it the Economy or Energy Efficiency?

For decades the US used more and more electricity. Then growth flat lined a few years ago. What caused the slowdown? Many credited (or blamed depending on your perspective) the economic collapse. But now, an analysis by American Council for an Energy-Efficient Economy indicates that in fact energy efficiency has played the bigger role. Energy … [Read more...]

ACEEE State Energy Efficiency Scorecard: Winners, Losers and What’s Next

Massachusetts for the third year won the Oscar of energy efficiency,  the top ranking in the annual scorecard  released Nov. 6 by the American Council for an Energy-Efficient Economy. California was close behind, followed by New York, Oregon, Connecticut, Rhode Island, Vermont, Washington, Maryland, and Illinois. Started seven years ago by ACEEE, … [Read more...]