State Energy Efficiency Resource Standard (EERS) Activity

Policy Brief


Twenty-seven states are currently implementing long-term (3+ years), binding energy savings targets. States have taken a variety of approaches to setting targets, including passing legislation to enact formal energy efficiency resource standards, setting long-term energy savings targets through utility commissions tailored to each utility, or incorporating energy efficiency as an eligible resource in renewable portfolio standards (RPS). This policy brief provides summaries of existing state electric and natural gas EERS policies, including reference legislation and orders.