SCCCL’s Current Work Regarding Energy Efficiency
Public Utilities Commissions and Energy Efficiency: A Handbook of Legal and Regulatory Tools for Commissioners and Advocates (forthcoming Summer 2012)
This handbook, written by a group of law students under the supervision of SCCCL Deputy Director Shelley Welton, examines the range of legal and regulatory tools that state public utility commissions have to promote energy efficiency. Intended as a resource for commissions, staff, and advocates, the handbook examines the breadth of strategies that PUCs have at their disposal, including both direct energy efficiency policies, and methods of incorporating energy efficiency concerns into other areas of PUC decision-making. The handbook also contains a detailed bibliography of relevant sources, organized by topic, available here.
Bundling Solutions for Financing Building Energy Efficiency Retrofit Projects in Residential and Commercial Buildings (June 7, 2012)
Investment in energy efficiency projects for buildings has the potential to save consumers and the U.S. economy billions of dollars, create jobs, and significantly reduce greenhouse gas emissions. This working paper by SCCCL fellow Michael Kerstetter explains the energy efficiency retrofit market and current hurdles for energy efficiency projects. It offers bundling as a solution and discusses other finance and business models in the U.S. that utilize bundling.