Click on the links below to read frameworks, guides, and other resources about energy efficiency.
EPA's Local Government Climate and Energy Strategy Series
The Local Government Climate and Energy Strategy Series gives a straightforward overview of greenhouse gas (GHG) emissions reduction strategies that local governments can use to achieve economic, environmental, social, and human health benefits. The series covers energy efficiency, transportation, community planning and design, solid waste and materials management, and renewable energy. Policymakers and program staff in local governments can use this series to decide which climate and energy strategies will work best for their communities. Each document focuses on one approach to reducing GHG emissions.
AVoided Emissions and geneRation Tool (AVERT)
AVoided Emissions and geneRation Tool (AVERT) is a free tool with a simple user interface designed to meet the needs of state air quality planners and other interested stakeholders. Non-experts can easily use AVERT to evaluate county-level emissions displaced at electric power plants by energy efficiency/ renewable energy (EE/RE) policies and programs. AVERT is uses public data, which is accessible and auditable. Click on the link above to get more information on EPA's new AVERT program.