The U.S. Environmental Protection Agency and the U.S. Department of Energy announced the launch of the State Energy Efficiency Action Network last week, which aims to accelerate deployment of energy efficiency policies and programs at the state level.
The goal of SEE Action is to assistenergy policymakers, utility regulators, energy efficiency programadministrators, and other market participants in achieving allcost-effective energy efficiency by 2020 – five years earlier thanoriginally envisioned by the Action Plan. SEE Action will consider morethan just ratepayer funded energy efficiency programs and will examinethe full array of opportunities to achieve greater energy efficiency.
New SEE Action working groups will be created to address obstaclescommon to multiple states and advance consistent approaches and bestpractices. Working groups are expected in the areas of residentialefficiency programs, financing solutions, evaluation of programsavings, and improving availability of energy usage information.