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Arizona Climate Change Action Plan

Date Last Updated8/5/2013
Policy TypeState Climate Change Plan
Policy Administrator/Contact OfficeArizona Department of Environmental Quality
Policy Initiation Date8/30/2006
Policy SummaryArizona's Climate Change Action Plan was completed in August 2006 by the Climate Change Advisory Group (created by the Governor in 2005) and contains 49 policy recommendations for addressing and reducing GHGs. The plan includes three policy recommendations to encourage CHP systems. Recommendation RCI-6, Distributed Generation/Combined Heat and Power, suggests that Arizona use a combination of regulatory changes and incentive programs to encourage CHP. Recommendation RCI-7, Distributed Generation/Renewable Energy Applications, includes capital cost incentives, market-based incentives for system operation (including "net metering"), state goals or directives, and favorable rules for interconnection to encourage CHP. Recommendation ES-9, Reduce Barriers to Renewables and Distributed Generation of Clean Energy, includes removing barriers to distributed generation and CHP, although no specific barriers are discussed. The plan also promotes the use of CHP in state buildings as part of the state's goal to achieve a 15% reduction in energy use per square foot in state buildings between 2011 and 2020.
Resource Website(s) http://www.azclimatechange.gov/download/O40F9347.pdf exit EPA

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