Reference Library

ECA has produced a number of energy saving guides with easy-to-follow, step-by-step instructions and illustrations to help you save money and energy in your home. This work has helped improve the design of ECA’s energyconservation and housing preservation programs.  Independent evaluation of a number of ECA’s energy conservation programs has also refined our program design. These publications are freely available for download. If you’re interested in purchasing professional prints of our materials, please contact Rachael Barrett at

clean energy, Climate Change, behavior

Behavior Change Programs: Status and Impact
OCTOBER 18, 2016
Research Report B1601

Dr. Reuven Sussman, and Maxine Chikumbo

clean energy

The Delaware Riverkeeper Network, EQ Research, and Synapse Energy Economics released a new report today on the policies needed to transition to a clean energy future in Pennsylvania—one powered entirely by renewables. Envisioning Pennsylvania’s Energy Future closely examines the energy and policy landscape in Pennsylvania and identifies a path toward a completely renewable energy future by 2050—without using fossil fuels—that is both achievable and economically wise.

Climate Change, Communities, clean energy

An interesting tool from ClearPath. For ClearPath, "Energy drives everything that we do and for the longest time, the left has owned that debate. It’s time for us to take that back. It’s time for a conservative clean energy agenda. At ClearPath we believe in America’s entrepreneurial spirit. One that builds new technologies, not just for America, but for the whole world. We need a real debate that leads to real solutions. We need fewer top down government policies and more focus on working with free markets rather than against them."

Climate Change, EPA, Communities, Resilience

New EPA Web Portal Helps Communities Prepare for Climate Change

WASHINGTON– The U.S. Environmental Protection Agency (EPA) today launched a new online portal that will provide local leaders in the nation’s 40,000 communities with information and tools to increase resilience to climate change. Using a self-guided format, the Adaptation Resource Center (ARC-X) provides users with information tailored specifically to their needs, based on where they live and the particular issues of concern to them.

Climate Change, EPA, Communities, Resilience

Joel Scheraga (for non-media inquiries only)

October 6, 2016

New EPA Web Portal Helps Communities Prepare for Climate Change

Energy, solar power, Intelligent Energy Efficiency

From our colleagues at ACEEE

Solar and energy efficiency need to work together like peanut butter and jelly

See link:

By Steven Nadel , Executive Director

Clean Power Plan, Energy, Energy Governance

New mapping tool showcases clean energy policies and projects

ARTICLE BY Frank Jossi 



A new state “community power” mapping tool released this month gives policymakers and activists a national scorecard on state and local clean energy initiatives.

Energy, Heating

From the executive summary: The Energy Policy and Conservation Act of 1975 (EPCA), as amended, prescribes energy conservation standards for various consumer products and certain commercial and industrial equipment, including residential furnaces. EPCA also requires the U.S. Department of Energy (DOE) to periodically determine whether more-stringent, amended standards would be technologically feasible and economically justified, and would save a significant amount of energy.