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Turning Policy Into Performance: How A New Metric Can Allow WAP to Decarbonize And Save Energy

Welcome to the newest installment of a new blog series called Turning Policy into Performance. In this series, we'll take a look at how states can implement decarbonization and climate goals with energy efficiency programs.

Deploying the Inflation Reduction Act

As temperatures approached record highs this summer, the passage of the Inflation Reduction Act (IRA or Act) brought hope for an actionable future. It set the United States on a course to reduce greenhouse gas (GHG) emissions by 40 percent by 2030, and represents one of the most significant climate investments ever made by the federal government.

Hot Efficiency Summer: An Overview of Federal Legislation from this Summer

This summer has not only been one of the hottest on record, but also one that has seen record policy making to tackle climate change and accelerate beneficial electrification. In June, President Biden invoked the Defense Production Act to Accelerate Domestic Manufacturing of Clean Energy.

What West Virginia vs. EPA Means for Decarbonization Policy

The Environmental Protection Agency (EPA) created the Clean Power Plan in 2015 to cut carbon dioxide pollution from power plants – the largest source of carbon dioxide pollution in the U.S. – by shifting how they generate energy.

Turning Policy Into Performance: Determining the Cost of Carbon

This blog was co-authored by Aditi Dalal, Public Policy Associate, and Erin Cosgrove, Public Policy Manager. 

Welcome to the newest installment of a new blog series called Turning Policy into Performance. In this series, we'll take a look at how states can implement decarbonization and climate goals with energy efficiency programs.

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