Energy efficiency policies and programs can be used to reduce rural energy costs, which means more money stays in local communities instead of going to pay utility bills. Efficiency improvements also reduce operating costs for businesses and farmers, and they allow local institutions to reinvest utility-bill savings into their missions.
Below you will find a series of resources on how rural communities can implement efficiency measures and policies. Each resource provides readers with background information, links for more information and additional technical assistance documents. This toolkit continues to evolve as we identify additional needs, so if you do not find the right tool, please do not hesitate to contact us. We also maintain toolkits for local energy efficiency policy and state energy efficiency policy.
View the accompanying fact sheet, Supporting Rural Communities with Energy Efficiency Policies, here.