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Energy Efficiency Should Be Included in a Reconciliation Clean Grid Plan

August 12, 2021
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President Biden has proposed an Energy Efficiency and Clean Electricity Standard (EECES), yet in congressional discussions about including clean electricity policy in a budget reconciliation bill, the “EE” sometimes gets lost. We developed and analyzed the specifics of how efficiency could be included, finding that over the lifetime of measures, including an efficiency standard could save consumers about $160 billion while reducing U.S. carbon dioxide emissions by 1400-2400 MMT (depending on how clean the U.S. power grid becomes).

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