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Legislative and Regulatory Review: Energy Efficiency Resource Standards
Research Reports International, February 2009, Pages: 19
Legislative and Regulatory Review: Energy Efficiency Resource Standards (published in February 2009) is an overview of state efforts to require utilities to reduce electricity consumption through mandated energy efficiency.
Over the last few years, numerous states have begun establishing portfolio standards that require utilities to procure a certain percentage of their resources from renewable energy. Some states are extending this concept to energy efficiency through the creation of an Energy Efficiency Resource Standard (EERS), also known as an Energy Efficiency Portfolio Standard. An EERS requires a utility to implement enough energy efficiency programs to save a specified amount of energy or reduce peak demand by a specified amount.
The Review provides readers with a summary of the legislative and regulatory rules that have been or are being implemented by the 20 states that have taken action on an EERS. It serves as a valuable resource for those wishing to track energy efficiency mandates or compare rules across states.