Ratepayer-Funded Energy Efficient Programs in a Restructured Electricity Industry: Issues and Options for Regulators and Legislators

Research Report U982


Joseph Eto, Charles Goldman, and Steve Nadel


Explains why a continued role is needed for ratepayer-funded energy efficiency programs, then leads through a series of choices policymakers face in deciding issues such as: how to fund the programs; who administers them; how priorities are chosen; and how to structure programs to work with the private market.