The heavy hand of the unelected bureaucracy inevitably produces unintended consequences while wasting money. Set voluntary goals and provide tax incentives. Fund the tax incentives by reducing government spending. The money saved by homes and businesses flows back into the economy and the existing taxing structure.
The local utility companies should not be involved because the effort inevitably takes money from consumers in general to specifically subsidize special interest groups. Also just turns into another profit center.
Do you think state regulated energy efficiency requirements are effective?
- Oct 11, 2021 1:34 pm GMT
I was reading this story about the rollback of energy efficiency standards in Ohio where recently released reports make the claim that rolling back such standards are negatively impacting customers who otherwise benefit from the measures. There are lots of different mechanisms to push energy efficiency-- regulations like this one or market mechanisms or otherwise.
So I wanted to pose the question to Energy Central's EE professionals: do you think efficiency regulations from states are overall beneficial? Or should efficiency measures come at the behest of the utilities without political intervention?
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