Policy Implementation Guide: Establishing a Jurisdiction-Specific Cost-Benefit Test

Investments in energy efficiency resources that pass a state’s cost-benefit test have been determined to benefit customers, utility systems, and society at large. Unfortunately, in most states cost-benefit tests are a barrier to implementing climate change policies because they fail to account for non-energy benefits. NEEP has created an implementation guide that examines how states can adopt a jurisdiction-specific cost-benefit test that aligns energy efficiency, demand response programs, and long-term infrastructure planning with state climate and equity efforts, and considers the important issues of energy resiliency, environmental protection, and equity.

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