The U.S. Department of Energy (DOE) and the U.S. Environmental Protection Agency (EPA) offer direct policy and technical assistance to state and local governments that provide low-cost, reliable energy to their communities through energy efficiency. Available technical assistance includes:
Provides assistance on an as-requested basis on any state or regional electricity policy topic, including ratepayer-funded energy efficiency.
Provides assistance to state and local governments on building energy codes, policy adoption, compliance, training, analysis, and software support.
Promote combined heat and power, waste heat recovery, and other clean energy technologies and practices and offer regional assistance for specific projects throughout the United States.
Helps states develop policies and programs that reduce greenhouse gas emissions, lower energy costs, improve air quality and public health, and achieve economic development goals.
Provides support to states through award funds and technical assistance on ground-level development of policies and programs that will aggressively reduce energy use through cost-effective energy efficiency, and bring the state to have similar levels of annual savings from energy efficiency as today's leading states.
Supports state and local leaders who commit to creating an organization-wide energy savings goal and achieving it within 2 to 5 years through energy efficiency. DOE and other federal partners provide technical assistance and best practice implementation models to help Challenge partners achieve their pledge.
For more information or questions related to technical assistance for state and local governments, please contact Johanna Zetterberg, SEE Action Network Coordinator.