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National Governors Association Offers State Policy Innovations On Energy Efficiency And Renewables PDF Print E-mail
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Monday, 30 July 2012 13:19

RALEIGH, (SGRToday.com) - Despite the financial pressures being faced by most states, there are policy innovations officials can pursue to increase energy efficiency, reduce consumption, and harnass more renewable sources, according to a paper released by the National Governors Association.

 “A well-designed, comprehensive energy efficiency program can reduce energy bills, defer the construction of costly new power generation and reduce the environmental damage associated with using traditional fuels to generate electricity,” said Rhode Island Gov. Lincoln Chafee in a news release about the policy options.
 “In an effort to provide utilities incentives to promote energy efficiency, states are beginning to create new business models and procedures to better align utility and ratepayer interests.”
"Ten Trends to Track: State Policy Innovations to Advance Energy Efficiency & Renewable Energy" presents governors with 10 recent policy innovations. The list includes actions that cover redesigning utility incentives to invest in energy efficiency, increasing consumer access to information and financing, removing regulatory barriers to residential solar power, and creating new ways to reduce the energy used in state buildings and fleets.  
Details are available at www.nga.org/cms/center/eet. 
Last Updated on Monday, 30 July 2012 13:22
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