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In the absence of stronger federal leadership, many states are enacting their own climate goals and policies. They serve as laboratories, demonstrating what's effective and informing national policy.

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Green Pricing Programs

Some states have legislation or rules mandating that utilities offer “green pricing” options to retail customers (residential, commercial, industrial). In addition, a growing number of utilities are opting to offer programs in states without legislation. At present, 13 states have …

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Billion-Dollar Extreme Weather Events

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Building Standards for State Buildings

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Decoupling Policies

Under the present rate structures in U.S. energy markets, utilities’ revenues depend on the amount of energy they produce and deliver to consumers. This system discourages utilities from enacting conservation and efficiency measures because they would decrease sales, and therefore …

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Net Metering Programs

Net Metering is a billing method or a financial incentive provided by utilities to customers (commercial and residential) who have installed any form of small-scale distributed generation. This includes rooftop solar, small wind, biogas, micro-combined heat and power, micro turbines, …

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Energy Efficiency Standards and Targets

Energy efficiency can be a cost-effective strategy to reduce emissions associated with electricity and natural gas generation and consumption. An Energy Efficiency Resource Standard (EERS) or energy efficiency target is a mechanism to encourage more efficient generation, transmission, and use …

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Greenhouse Gas Emissions Targets

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