The U.S. Department of Energy has recently released a new series of materials sharing the energy efficiency potential of six major pathways to energy and carbon savings that states and local governments can use to meet their clean energy goals.
These materials show that energy efficiency could save consumers and businesses more than 1 billion MWh of electricity between 2013 and 2030, providing cost savings, air quality improvements, economic development, increased energy system reliability, and other benefits across the United States.
In addition, DOE has released information that speaks to diverse audiences about the ways to achieve these benefits, along with opportunities for state and local governments to access technical assistance for incorporating energy efficiency into their clean energy plans. The full set of resources is available at: www.energy.gov/eere/slsc/EEopportunities.
Also downloadable from the hub above is SEE Action’s new Guide for States: Energy Efficiency as a Least-Cost Strategy to Reduce Greenhouse Gases and Air Pollution, and Meet Energy Needs in the Power Sector.