Consumers don’t want to pay for pricey smart thermostats, survey says

Consumer interest in energy-saving technologies like smart meters, smart thermostats, and demand-response services hasn’t changed much in the last year, according to a new report from Navigant Consulting. And consumers aren’t willing to pay over $100 for a smart thermostat though they believe the savings will be high.

Energy Information Administration’s 2013 Energy Outlook report

The U.S. Energy Information Administration (EIA) released its Annual Energy Outlook report, which delves into long-term projections for energy supply, demand, and prices through 2040. Along with California’s Global Warming Solutions Act (AB 32), the report combines information with the most updated national environmental laws.  

White House releases report on electric grid resilience in weather outages

This report from the White House was released this month on the economic benefits of strengthening the electric grid to battle harsh weather. The resilience of the U.S. electric grid is a key part of the nation’s defense against severe weather and remains an important focus of President Obama’s administration. In June 2011, President Obama […]

Energy Commission releases smart grid roadmap report

The California Energy Commission released a report today titled, “Smart Grid Roadmap For Renewables Integration.” Keep up with the latest reports at:

The ROW releases final recommendations

New Report Outlines Roadmap for How States and Provinces Can Link With California’s Cap-and-Trade Program to Reduce Tropical Deforestation

Greentech Media releases report on “intelligent efficiency”

Earlier this week, Greentech Media released its latest report, “Intelligent Efficiency: Innovations Reshaping the Efficiency Market,” on how innovation is key to achieving energy efficiency. The report goes into how we’re entering the third major revolution of energy and communications, and how energy efficiency and innovation now multiply into “intelligent efficiency.” It also combines issues […]

ARM releases 2012 corporate responsibility report

ARM Holdings, the world’s leading supplier of semiconductor intellectual property, recently released its 2012 corporate responsibility report. ARM provides IP to many consumer electronics, including TVs and over 95 percent of smartphones. In 2012, ARM shipped out 8.7 billion chips – a 9% increase from 2011. Read about how the Smart Electronics Initiative highlighted ARM’s dedication […]

ACEEE releases latest report on how energy efficiency could help economy

This month, the American Council for an Energy-Efficient Economy (ACEEE) released a report titled, “Overcoming Market Barriers and Using Market Forces to Advance Energy Efficiency.” The report delves into how market barriers and failures block products from becoming more energy-efficient. It goes into how increasing the energy-efficient standards in products could in turn increase our gross domestic product. If […]

Get Smart Guide: Energy Innovation for the Consumer Electronics Industry

The “Get Smart Guide” was published by the Green Technology Leadership Group for the Smart Electronics Initiative in order to provide a high-level analysis valuing energy consumption of consumer electronics devices and outlining opportunities for efficiency integration in CE components and devices.

The 2011 State Energy Efficiency Scorecard

In the fifth edition of ACEEE’s State Energy Efficiency Scorecard, you’ll find  a comprehensive ranking of the states based on an array of metrics that capture best practices and recognize leadership in energy efficiency policy and program implementation. The Scorecard benchmarks progress and provides a roadmap for states to advance energy efficiency in the residential, […]