In the seventh edition of the State Scorecard, ACEEE
ranks states on their energy efficiency policy and program efforts, and provides recommendations for ways that states can improve their energy efficiency performance in a variety of policy areas.
Martin Kushler, ACEEE
utilities program director, said, "The APS ENERGY STAR Lighting program delivers energy savings that are critical in helping customers cope with energy costs, plus it makes an important environmental contribution because lowering energy use helps reduce greenhouse gas emissions.
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If the NPV was substantially below alternative investments, then by definition, executing those alternative investments would have raised the firm's return on equity above that found by The ACEEE
Skip" Laitner, director, ACEEE
Economic and Policy Analysis Program, American Council for an Energy-Efficient Economy, said: "Energy efficiency has been the cheapest and largest resource to satisfy growing demands for energy-related services in the U.
The new ACEEE
report finds that semiconductors already are the leading factor behind energy efficiency gains.
recommends fridges with the freezer set on the top or bottom, rather than side-by-side; the latter drains 10 to 30 percent more energy because of the freezer's greater surface area.
According to ACEEE
, Honda's hybrid electric Insight topped its list for the year, with the automaker's natural gas-powered Civic GX ranking a very close second.
As automakers look to take advantage of the hybrid buzz, ACEEE
said experts are concerned that the focus of hybrid design may shift from saving fuel to simply further increasing vehicle power.
Unfortunately, the domestic manufacturers are not closing the gap with the leading foreign manufacturers on fuel economy," said ACEEE
transportation program director Therese Langer.
In April, the AirConditioning and Refrigeration Institute and the ACEEE
estimated that these changes, if enacted, would avoid the need for two new 300 MW power plants.
An impact study using data from 41 projects that were each developed into Department of Energy (DOE) case studies was presented at the 2003 ACEEE