2013 Regional Roundup of Energy Efficiency Policy in the Northeast & Mid-Atlantic States

Welcome to the Regional Roundup of Energy Efficiency Policy in the Northeast and Mid-Atlantic States. This report is NEEP’s annual assessment of the major policy developments of the last year, where we gauge states’ progress toward capturing energy efficiency (EE) as a first-order resource. While looking at the region as a whole, we also provide summary and analysis of some of the biggest building energy efficiency successes and setbacks from Maine to Maryland— including significant energy efficiency legislation and regulations and changes in funding levels for energy efficiency programs.

The Roundup is intended to give policymakers, regulators, efficiency advocates, program administrators and other stakeholders a comparative view of efficiency progress across the region. Along with state-level highlights, the report reveals regional trends and shared challenges in harnessing the potential of energy efficiency to meet today’s pressing energy and environmental challenges— controlling energy costs, improving system reliability, modernizing the electric grid, strengthening the economy, growing jobs, improving public health and curbing emissions of greenhouse gases and other pollutants.

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