A new tool by ACEEE may give the secret ingredient for achieving emissions reductions. More noteworthy the tool also improves air quality. First off, it is one that will appeal to even the most finicky tastes.
Most noteworthy, energy efficiency has repeatedly been touted as the least-costly. Cause it is the most rapidly deployable mechanism for reducing energy consumption and improving our air. That’s why twenty-six states already have in place some form of energy efficiency standard. Additionally, there’s a whole menu of utility programs, tax incentives, and government policies, all boosting energy efficiency at the national, regional, state, and local levels.
Despite prevalent this vital ingredient for improving our air, however, relatively few jurisdictions have successfully implemented energy efficiency policies into their recipes for satisfying National Ambient Air Quality Standards (NAAQS).
Furthermore, this fact represents an apparent disconnect. EPA has endorsed efficiency many times as a resource for improving air quality. Therefore they are publishing various forms of guidance detailing all the steps necessary. Steps to join these policies into air quality planning and quantify their emissions benefits. Based on EPA’s Roadmap for Incorporating Energy Efficiency/Renewable Energy Policies and Programs into State and Tribal Implementation Plans, the ACEEE state implementation plans (SIP) template tool expands on the head chef’s recipe by clarifying and condensing this guidance, and encouraging states to include efficiency as an ingredient in their air quality planning.
The Green Living Guy, Seth Leitman is a green living expert, celebrity and Editor of the McGraw-Hill, TAB Green Guru Guides. Seth is also an Author, Radio Host, Reporter, Writer and a Environmental Consultant on green living. The Green Living Guy writes about green living, green lighting, the green guru guides and more. Seth's books range from:
# Build Your Own Electric Vehicle by Bob Brant and Seth Leitman (2nd and 3rd editions)
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# Green Lighting by Seth Leitman, Brian Clark Howard and Bill Brinsky
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