NASEO Joins State Associations in Encouraging EPA to Allow Efficiency in 111(d) Compliance

On Thursday, May 8, the National Association of State Energy Officials signed onto principles with the National Association of Regulatory Utility Commissioners (NARUC), and the National Association of Clean Air Agencies (NACAA) on how energy efficiency programs could be used as one way to comply with upcoming federal emission reduction requirements for existing power plants.

The energy efficiency principles, accepted by the so called “3N” groups (NASEO, NARUC, NACAA) focus on one of many potential compliance mechanisms that the U.S. Environmental Protection Agency (EPA) might consider with regard to the widely anticipated proposal to reduce carbon emissions from existing power plants under Section 111(d) of the Clean Air Act.

Principles for Including Energy Efficiency in 111(d) of the Clean Air Act

In addition to the energy efficiency principles, the three associations recently adopted an “EMV Preamble” for EPA to consider.