Best Practices – Policies to Achieve Energy Efficiency

Best Practices – Policies to Achieve Energy Efficiency

Nancy Wasserman of Sleeping Lion Consulting collaborated with Chris Neme of Energy Futures Group to create a summary of the most effective policies than can be adopted by local to national governments to promote energy efficiency.  The Manual, published by the Regulatory Assistance Program identifies foundational mechanisms, implementation mechanisms, and supporting mechanisms. The foundational mechanisms include Integrated Resource Planning, standards, and market design, while the supporting and pricing mechanisms feature structures for programs, funding, information and labeling, tax policy, R&D and training. The paper describes how each policy mechanism operates, assesses its likely effectiveness, and identifies best practices. The paper also identifies jurisdictions that have successfully applied the policies...

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Mobilizing Capital to Transform a State’s Energy/Economy

Mobilizing Capital to Transform a State’s Energy/Economy

Sleeping Lion collaborated with Catalyst Financial Group to prepare a guidance document (2MB) outlining the financial requirements for how Vermont can achieve 80% renewable energy by 2030.  The document was prepared for the Energy Action Network (EAN), an active network of nonprofit, business and government leaders working to transform Vermont’s energy economy by focusing on capital mobilization, technological innovation, regulatory reform and public engagement.  The guidance document has helped to inform policy and finance players and was followed by a Clean Energy Finance...

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