Affordable Housing and Energy Efficiency

Although EPA removed energy efficiency from the building blocks in the final CPP, energy efficiency remains available to states as a compliance option.  Energy Efficiency for All’s Clean Power Plan Opportunities for Energy Efficiency in Affordable Housing focuses on approaches to promote energy efficiency in affordable housing.   The report notes that energy efficiency in affordable housing provides benefits beyond CPP compliance, including reducing living costs and improving indoor air quality.  The report mentions the Clean Energy Incentive Program, EPA’s incentive program to encourage energy efficiency investments in low-income communities, as a way to help overcome the lack of alignment between who pays for and who benefits from these investments.

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