ACEEE 7th national conference on energy efficiency breaks records
October 10, 2013 - On September 22-24, the American Council for an Energy-Efficient Economy (ACEEE) hosted its 7th National Conference on Energy Efficiency as a Resource, saying it established an all-time record attendance with many first-time attendees.
By Anthony Capkun
The conference featured three plenary panel sessions and a total of nearly 90 breakout presentations. Topics ranged from the latest developments in energy-efficiency programs in the residential, commercial and industrial sectors, to regulatory policies that encourage utility energy efficiency efforts.
Other topics included technical assessments of energy efficiency potential, costs and benefits, and an examination of related issues, such as energy efficiency impacts on environmental compliance and jobs. The event also featured sessions on natural gas energy efficiency and energy efficiency in the ‘public power’ sector.
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“The overwhelming evidence from this conference documents that energy efficiency is thriving as the lowest-cost (and cleanest) utility system resource across the United States, whether in states with long-standing programs or those that more recently have initiated significant customer programs,” writes ACEEE senior fellow Martin Kushler. “And unlike kudzu, it’s good to see energy efficiency growing quickly.”
— With files from Martin Kushler, ACEEE