EPA’s State Energy and Environment Guide to Action offers real-world best practices to help states design and implement policies that reduce emissions associated with electricity generation and energy consumption. The guide is a comprehensive EPA resource designed to help state officials draw insights from other states’ implementation experiences and policy innovations to help meet their own state’s climate, environment, energy, and equity goals.
Each chapter covers a unique policy topic, provides descriptions and a regulatory landscape of the featured policy, explains its environmental, energy, health, and equity benefits, highlights how states have approached key design and implementation issues, and shares best practices based on state experiences.
EPA is updating the guide in phases, with each updated chapter reflecting significant state regulatory and policy developments since its original publication in 2015.
To date, EPA has revised the following five chapters on key utility policies that states can pursue to support clean energy and energy efficiency:
- Electricity Resource Planning and Procurement
- Electric Utility Regulatory Frameworks and Financial Incentives
- Interconnection and Net Metering
- Customer Rates and Data Access
- Energy Efficiency Programs and Resource Standards
Forthcoming chapter updates will include grid modernization, appliance standards, clean generation requirements, and lead by example policies, among others.
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