U.S. Department of Energy - Energy Efficiency and Renewable Energy
Federal Energy Management Program
EPA Launches Clean Energy Partnerships with 12 States and D.C.
February 23, 2005
The U.S. Environmental Protection Agency (EPA) launched two new clean
energy partnerships with states in mid-February. EPA and the National
Association of Regulatory Utility Commissioners announced their
formation of the EPA-State Energy Efficiency and Renewable Energy Projects on February 16th. Utility commissioners from five states—Arkansas, Connecticut, Hawaii, Minnesota and
New Mexico—plus the
District of Columbia are participating in the projects, which will
explore cost-effective energy efficiency, renewable energy, and clean
distributed generation. See the EPA press release and fact sheet (PDF 42 KB). Download Acrobat Reader.
On February 18th, EPA launched the new Clean Energy-Environment State
Partnership Program with 10 states: California, Connecticut, Georgia,
Minnesota, New Jersey, New Mexico, New York, Ohio, Pennsylvania, and
Texas (three states—Connecticut, Minnesota, and New Mexico—are
participating in both partnerships). Under the voluntary program, the
EPA will assist states as they develop and implement action plans to
improve air quality, decrease energy use, reduce greenhouse gas
emissions, and enhance economic development. See the EPA press release and Clean Energy-Environment State Partnership Program Web site.