How States Enable Local Governments to Advance Energy Efficiency

White Paper

Author(s)

Michael Sciortino

Description:

This white paper examines how state governments can enable local governments to advance energy efficiency. The unique connection between state and local governments can be leveraged to implement mutually beneficial energy efficiency programs and policies. States can enact policies, provide financial or technical assistance, or develop comprehensive programs to spur energy efficiency initiatives in local government buildings, schools, and transportation and land-use planning. The white paper includes an appendix of policies and programs in all 50 states that enable local governments to advance energy efficiency.