Resources and links specific to
individual topics within this section are listed separately for that topic’s
web page. The Resource links shown below are more cross-cutting, and relate
to end-use efficiency improvements in general. Additional resources are
provided for the specific topic areas indicated by the link bar on the left
of this page.
American Council for an Energy-Efficient
The American Council for an
Energy-Efficient Economy is a nonprofit organization dedicated to advancing
energy efficiency as a means of promoting both economic prosperity and
environmental protection. ACEEE's program areas include Energy Policy,
Buildings and Equipment, Utilities, Industry, Transportation, International,
and Communications and Conferences.
Institute, "Energy Efficiency"
Using electricity wisely is good for the environment, saves money in your
home and business, and keeps our nation's electricity supply more reliable. EEI's
home page for energy efficiency information links to a number of topics on
energy efficiency, including industry initiatives, emerging technologies,
electric company energy-efficiency programs, success stories, and more.
Edison Electric Institute, "Get Energy Active"
This website, sponsored by
the Edison Electric Institute (EEI), is aimed primarily at residential
consumers and educating them about the wise use of electricity and steps
they can take. Topics covered include the value of electricity, climate
change, wise use of electricity, investing in the future, getting involved,
and others. Discussion boards and links to videos and interactive maps
extend and tailor the content to the user's needs. Read their monthly
newsletters to learn why a smart electric future benefits us all.
Institute, "More Than 100 Ways to Improve Your Electric Bill” (updated April
The way you use electricity at home offers
great opportunities for using energy wisely. This booklet offers you more
than 100 ways to improve your electric bill by saving energy in the major
areas of home heating, cooling, lighting, cooking, dishwashing, water
heating, clothes washing, clothes drying, and refrigeration. This updated
version also includes information on Federal tax credits for energy
efficiency improvements, expanded in the American Recovery and Reinvestment
Act (ARRA), passed in February 2009.
“End-Use Energy Efficiency Activities at the European Commission”
Improving the efficiency with which energy
is consumed by end-users is a central theme of energy policy within the
European Community, since improved energy efficiency meets all three goals
of energy policy, namely security of supply, competitiveness and protection
of the environment. This is emphasized in the Commission Green Paper Towards
a European Strategy for Energy Supply, which highlights the central role of
energy efficiency for increasing the security of supply and reducing
greenhouse gasses emissions.
Pew Center on Global Climate Change, "Corporate Energy
The Pew Center’s Corporate Energy
Efficiency project is a multi-year research and communications effort to
identify and highlight the most effective methods used by companies today to
reduce their energy consumption and lower their related greenhouse gas
emissions. Particular emphasis is given to management approaches that
companies have implemented to improve their energy performance across five
categories: Internal Operations; Buildings; Supply Chains; Products and
Services; and Cross-cutting Issues. Project activities include a survey on
corporate energy efficiency strategies, workshops, a comprehensive report,
major conference, and this web portal to continuously inform on corporate
energy efficiency strategies.
U.S. Climate Change
Technology Program, “Reducing Emissions from Energy End-Use and
Infrastructure” (from U.S. Climate Change
Technology Program Research and Current Activities, dated November 2003)
Opportunities to reduce emissions exist in
almost every segment of the economy where there are vast technical
possibilities to improve energy end-use efficiency. CCTP’s report,
U.S. Climate Change Technology Program: Research and Current Activities,
highlights some of the Bush Administration's actions and profiles a number
of promising, cutting-edge technologies found in today's robust U.S. climate
change technology portfolio.
U.S. Department of
Energy, Office of Energy Efficiency and Renewable Energy, “Rebuild America”
Rebuild America is a network
of hundreds of community-based partnerships formed to save energy, improve
building performance, and ease air pollution by reducing the demand for
energy. They aim to enhance the quality of life through energy efficiency
and renewable energy technologies. Created by DOE in 1994, Rebuild America
serves as a mechanism for revitalization and job creation in many U.S.
communities. DOE's State Energy Program (SEP) supports the work of state
energy offices to increase the energy efficiency of residential buildings.
State activities include demonstrating new energy efficiency technologies
and construction techniques such as whole building design, and provide
homeowners access to financing for energy efficiency projects. Many states
combine their own money with funding from DOE's State Energy Program and the
private sector to support their energy projects. The State Energy Program
plays an important role, but the states decide the direction and scope of
their energy programs. Technology programs in DOE's Office of Energy
Efficiency and Renewable Energy (EERE) work with the states via the State
Energy Program's annual solicitation called Special Projects. Project
descriptions from state energy offices are published bimonthly in the State
Energy Program's newsletter
U.S. Department of
Energy, Energy Information Administration, “Electric Power Annual 2007”
Released in January 2009, this EIA report
includes data and trends on electric demand, retail customers and sales, and
demand-side management savings. Chapter 9 of the report compiles summary
statistics from Form EIA-861 on DSM capacity load reductions, energy savings
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