City Power Play: 8 Ways Local Energy Policies Can Boost the Economy

October 2013: Really interesting new report by US-based organisation, the  Institute for Local Self-Reliance, describing how “dozens of cities are boosting their local economies while dramatically reducing greenhouse gasesCity Power Play:  8 Practical Local Energy Policies to Boost the Economy provides case studies on various US cities which have used the following routes to help promote energy efficiency and renewables through the following actions:

  1. Municipal utilities
  2. Community choice aggregation
  3. Building energy codes
  4. Building energy use disclosure
  5. Local tax authority
  6. Solar mandates
  7. Permitting
  8. Local energy financing

A lot to learn from this excellent analysis, which can be downloaded here.

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