State energy savings targets evolve to meet new policy goals


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State energy savings targets evolve to meet new policy goals

By Rachel Gold, Utilities Program Manager

As more states seek to reduce costs and meet climate goals, new ACEEE research finds that energy efficiency resource standards (EERS) are delivering huge gains — 80% of all electricity savings — in the utility sector.

Our report, released today, shows that these energy savings targets —adopted by 27 US states over the past two decades — are the most effective utility-sector energy efficiency policy. In fact, in 2017, states with such targets achieved electricity savings at a rate four times higher than states without targets.

To build on this success, leading states are taking new approaches toward their EERS as they pursue multiple goals: lower costs, climate mitigation, increased utility flexibility to meet demand, and customer benefits (especially for those most in need) such as bill savings and healthier homes…

To continue reading the blog post, visit: https://www2.aceee.org/e/310911/-energy-savings-targets-evolve/c291c2/385711443?h=ydzLMisMhO3JKu1LG-71O5t-lV7LaHY4zzjJw0uRtDQ

To download the report, visit: https://www2.aceee.org/e/310911/research-report-u1905/c291bx/385711443?h=ydzLMisMhO3JKu1LG-71O5t-lV7LaHY4zzjJw0uRtDQ

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