Energy efficiency resource growth hinges on state policies and financing mechanisms



State energy efficiency resource standards (EERS) outline near- and long-term energy use reduction requirements for utilities and third-party program administrators. EERS play an instrumental role in reducing power-sector emissions growth and could help reduce electricity consumption by as much as 10 percent by 2020.

States that do not have a history of EERS or incentive programs have a limited window of opportunity to develop and implement the regulatory infrastructure that is be necessary to meet proposed EPA Clean Power Plan 2020 energy efficiency goals.

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