The US Environmental Protection Agency (EPA) has confirmed that states can use industrial efficiency as one way to meet their emission’s targets under the Clean Power Plan. Energy efficiency will be the cornerstone of a least-cost compliance strategy. Industrial energy efficiency represents not only an opportunity for achieving significant, low-cost emissions reductions, but also a means of supporting in-state jobs, economic competitiveness, and improved energy reliability.
The resources in this packet have been compiled to help states understand the potential for industrial energy efficiency, highlight best practices in policy and program design, and provide guidance for including industrial energy efficiency as a component of a state compliance
plan. This packet also includes technical assistance resources for manufacturers, along with a database of incentives available to industry, as the public and private sectors will need to work in partnership to pursue this pathway for compliance.