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Opposing energy efficiency targets
Not supporting energy efficiency targets contained within US EPA Clean Power Plan. Emphasizing concerns about regulation. (Evidence from joint statement submitted during the EPA's consultation on 'Carbon Pollution Emission Guidelines for Existing Stationary Sources: Electric Utility Generating Units, December 2014, pp 86-87)
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EPA’s Failure to Justify Its Assumptions Regarding Demand-Side Energy Efficiency Improvements Is Arbitrary and Capricious In Building Block 4, EPA evaluated energy efficiency studies and energy efficiency programs adopted by States to determine the potential for energy efficiency programs to reduce energy demand and, thereby, reduce the need to operate fossil fuel-fired EGUs. Based on these sources, EPA projected that States could achieve an incremental energy efficiency savings of 1.5% of retail sales, with a yearly rate of improvement of 0.2% until a State reached the 1.5% target. The Associations agree with EPA that demand-side energy efficiency opportunities offer 87 potential economic benefits to consumers through reduced electricity bills, as well as environmental benefits due to reduced carbon emissions. Nevertheless, the Associations have remaining concerns regarding EPA’s analysis, which applies these assumptions uniformly across all the States.