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MEEA Signs Joint Comments on EPA Clean Power Plan

MEEA, SEEA, and SPEER Submit Comments to U.S. EPA on Proposed Clean Power Plan

On November 26th, the Midwest Energy Efficiency Alliance, along with the Southeast Energy Efficiency Alliance (SEEA), and the South-central Partnership for Energy Efficiency as a Resource (SPEER), submitted joint comments to the U.S. Environmental Protection Agency (EPA) regarding the treatment of energy efficiency in the proposed Clean Power Plan.

As Regional Energy Efficiency Organizations, MEEA, SEEA, and SPEER believe that energy efficiency should be included as a pathway for reducing states’ carbon emissions. Together, we have reached consensus on comments pertaining to the assumptions used to establish states’ goals and the treatment of energy efficiency as a compliance pathway.

The regions represented by MEEA, SEEA, and SPEER have shown increased enthusiasm for energy efficiency as a driver of job growth, greater economic prosperity, and resilience. We recognize energy efficiency as the least-cost energy resource available for meeting states’ energy and environmental needs, and understand that there remain sizable benefits to be reaped from further investment in this resource. Our regions have demonstrated leadership in the adoption of policies and programs to further drive investment in energy efficiency, and we look forward to leveraging our current investments to facilitate cost-effective compliance with EPA’s proposed Clean Power Plan.