Incorporating Energy Efficiency/Renewable Energy in State and Tribal Implementation Plans
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The EPA has issued three guidance documents related to incorporating energy efficiency/renewable energy (EE/RE) programs in State Implementation Plans:
- Guidance on State Implementation Plan (SIP) Credits for Emission Reductions from Electric-Sector Energy Efficiency and Renewable Energy Measures (PDF) (39pp, 830k) - August 2004
- Guidance on Incorporating Emerging and Voluntary Measures in a State Implementation Plan (SIP) (PDF) (30pp, 1.2 MB) - September 2004
- Guidance on Incorporating Bundled Measures in a State Implementation Plan (PDF) (55pp, 3.5 MB) - August 2005
Resources are available on EE/RE from EPA and several other sources:
- The Database of State Incentives for Renewables and Efficiency (DSIRE) is a comprehensive source of information on state, local, utility and federal incentives and policies that promote RE and EE. Established in 1995 and funded by the U.S. Department of Energy, DSIRE is an ongoing project of the N.C. Solar Center and the Interstate Renewable Energy Council.
- Lawrence Berkeley National Laboratory on EE (PDF) (41pp, 446k)
- The State and Local Energy Efficiency Action Network (SEE Action) is a state- and local-led effort facilitated by the U.S. Department of Energy and the U.S. Environmental Protection Agency to take energy efficiency to scale and achieve all cost-effective energy efficiency by 2020. SEE Action offers information resources and technical assistance to state and local decision makers as they provide low-cost, reliable energy to their communities through energy efficiency.