NEEP Applauds Passage Of Landmark Legislation In Delaware

Energy Efficiency Gets A Major Boost In Delaware

NEEP, July 2, 2014

Just hours before the end of the 2014 legislative session, Delaware lawmakers on Tuesday morning passed landmark legislation that will bring the state into parity with other states in the region by allowing its electric and gas utilities to provide energy efficiency programs to their customers and provide a major boost to the state’s efforts to reach its goals under a 2009-mandated Energy Efficiency Resource Standard (EERS).

“For the past three years, we’ve been working with allies to help policymakers understand the significant benefits that ramping up energy efficiency can bring to Delaware’s economy and environment, and that for its full potential to be realized, a comprehensive, considered and adequately-funded approach needs to be taken,” noted Natalie Treat, Senior Manager for Public Policy Outreach at Northeast Energy Efficiency Partnerships (NEEP), a non-profit organization designated by the U.S. Department of Energy as the Regional Energy Efficiency Organization (REEO) serving the Northeast and Mid-Atlantic states.

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