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Energy Resources for State and Local Governments

Energy and Environment Guide to Action - Chapter 4: Energy Efficiency Policies

This document is 'Chapter 4.0: Energy Efficiency Policies' of the Energy and Environment Guide to Action.  Saving energy through energy efficiency improvements State Policy Options in the Guide to Action can cost less than generating, transmitting, and distributing energy from power plants, and it provides multiple economic and environmental benefits. States have adopted many policies that support cost-effective energy efficiency programs by removing key market, regulatory, and institutional barriers that hinder investment in cost-effective energy efficiency. This chapter presents in-depth descriptions of five policies that states have used to support greater investment in and adoption of energy efficiency:

•  Energy efficiency resource standards
•  Energy efficiency programs
•  Building codes for energy efficiency
•  State appliance efficiency standards
•  Lead by example

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