Translated title: Overview of the energy efficiency policy in the US
In the United States, there are no explicit targets to limit or even reduce future total energy consumption or the use of fossil fuels at the federal level. Nevertheless, many measures were taken in recent years to increase energy efficiency. Some states like California or Massachusetts are regarded as pioneers of energy efficiency policy at a global scale.
The first part of this study gives an overview of the drivers of US energy efficiency policy in recent years and provides an assessment of the new energy efficiency policy situation a few weeks after the election and before the inauguration of President Trump. Furthermore, the central players in the field of efficiency policy at the federal level are introduced in the first part. In the second part, an overview of the efficiency measures in the states is presented and illustrated by several graphics. The third part of the study examines measures on energy efficiency, building, industry, products and transport.
Further publications in the series
- Community Choice Aggregation - Communities in California and other US states as electricity suppliers (in German only) (August 2018)
- Overview of energy policy and energy economy in Texas (in German only) (February 2018)
- The debate on the Grid Resiliency Pricing Rule - Electricity market policy under President Trump (in German only) (January 2018)
- Overview of energy policy and energy economy in California (in German only) (September 2017)
- Overview of the energy policy of Canada (in German only) (June 2017)
- Overview of Australia's energy policy (in German only) (March 2017)
- Power Cuts in South Australia 2016 and 2017 (in German only) (February 2017)
- California and Germany: energy policy cooperation with neighbouring states in the electricity sector (in German only) (December 2016)
- Overview of the US electricity markets (in German only) (November 2016)