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Energy Exactions: Supplementing the Local and State Energy Policy Toolkit

August 2020

Citation: 50 ELR 10669

Issue: 8

Author: Deron Lovaas

The authors of Energy Exactions make a compelling case for the use of energy exactions as a local policy tool that could complement important state policies. However, it must be designed carefully and tailored to different land uses and locations so it effectively supplements state and utility policy and does not become a barrier to housing affordability and enabler of suburban sprawl.

Deron Lovaas is the co-director of the Energy Efficiency for All program, and the Resilient Communities, Healthy People & Thriving Communities program at the Natural Resources Defense Counsel.

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