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City Energy Plans Can Help States Meet EPA Carbon Pollution Standard

Municipal energy efficiency plans could play a central role in meeting state-by-state targets under the new carbon pollution standard announced June 2 by the U.S. Environmental Protection Agency (EPA). “States have a great deal of flexibility as they develop compliance plans over the next few years, utilizing the four building blocks the EPA outlines: making fossil fuel power plants more efficient, using low-emitting power sources more, using more renewable energy, and increasing energy efficiency. Of particular interest is the fourth block—energy efficiency—which has shown to be incredibly cost-effective [1], and is likely to be included in many state plans,” Narita notes. “As states think through how to further integrate energy efficiency into their compliance plans, they can consider local energy efficiency initiatives well under way.”

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