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State Energy Policy
Compiled by Arden Rice, October 2008
This bibliography presents the types of incentives and mandates states are creating to promote energy conservation and the development of renewable energy resources across the state, especially within state government facilities. Sources explain how Wisconsin and other states have set goals for utilizing renewable energy sources through Renewable Portfolio Standards (RPS). Some states have also imposed utility surcharges to fund Public Utility Benefits to finance further research and development for energy conservation and renewable energy. Additional titles address state and local government adoption of green building standards.
Complying with Act 141: Renewable Electricity Consumption at State Facilities / University of Wisconsin-Madison, Robert M. La Follette School of Public Affairs. 2007. (381.02/W7u) www.lafollette.wisc.edu/publications/workshops/2007/renewable.pdf
Energy Efficiency and Renewable Sources / Wisconsin Legislative Reference Bureau. 2006. (Legislative Brief 06-7) www.legis.wi.gov/lrb/pubs/Lb/06Lb7.pdf
"Energy Efficiency: Is Enough Being Done to Save Energy?" / Congressional Quarterly, Inc., CQ Researcher, May 19, 2006, v. 16, no. 19. (381/C761j)
Energy Efficiency Policy: Budget, Electricity Conservation, and Fuel Conservation Issues / U.S. Congressional Research Service. 2006. (CRS Report for Congress RL33599) (381/X41) www.ncseonline.org/NLE/CRS/abstract.cfm?NLEid=1729
Energy Newsletter: A Quarterly Review of Energy Policy and Activities in the State Legislatures / National Conference of State Legislatures. 2005 to 2007. (381.02/N211k) www.ncsl.org/programs/energy/ENewsMenu.htm
*Energy Use in State-Owned Facilities / Wisconsin Department of Administration, Division of Energy. (336.5/W7/2005-2006) http://www.doa.wi.gov/docview.asp?docid=990&locid=4
Funding Energy Efficiency: Choices and Lessons / National Conference of State Legislatures. 2004. (381/N211j) Examines the System Benefit Funds established in Wisconsin and elsewhere that add a surcharge to consumer utility bills to invest in energy efficiency investments.
Green IT in Enterprise Practices: The Essential Role of the State CIO / National Association of State Chief Information Officers. 2008. (028.3/N211a) Recommended energy conservation practices for computer workstations and data centers. www.nascio.org/publications/documents/NASCIO-GreenIT.pdf
Low-Income Energy Assistance Fee / Wisconsin Legislative Reference Bureau. 2008. (Wisconsin Brief 08-1) (361.2/W7i) www.legis.wi.gov/lrb/pubs/wb/08wb1.pdf
New Energy for States: Energy-Saving Policies for Governors and Legislators / Apollo Alliance. 2006. (381.02/Ap6) http://www.apolloalliance.org/downloads/resources_apollostate_report.pdf
*Promoting Our Wisconsin Energy Resources - POWER Update: eBio Newsletter / Wisconsin Office of Energy Independence. 2006 to date. http://power.wisconsin.gov/section.asp?linkid=1122&locid=131
Renewable Energy Policy / Wisconsin Legislative Reference Bureau. April 2006. (Tap the Power) www.legis.wi.gov/lrb/pubs/ttp/ttp-04-2006.html
Renewable Energy Policy: Tax Credit, Budget, and Regulatory Issues / U.S. Congressional Research Service. 2006. (CRS Report for Congress RL33588) (381/X40) www.legis.wi.gov/lc/committees/study/2006/NPOWR/files/RL33588.pdf
Report to the Governor from the Governor's Task Force on Wisconsin Energy Policy / The Task Force. 1981. (381.02/W7a4) Meeting minutes, committee reports, and additional Task Force documents also available in state documents under (Gov/Energy).
Securing a Clean Energy Future Initiative / National Governors Association. 2008. Find more at www.nga.org
State of Wisconsin 2001 Energy Policy: Strategic Directions for Wisconsin's Energy and Economic Future / Governor Scott McCallum. 2001. (381.02/W7a5/2001)
State Renewable Portfolio Standards: A Review and Analysis / National Conference of State Legislatures. 2005. (381/N211L) Outlines how the 19 states with RPS standards have implemented them.
2005 Wisconsin Act 141: Energy Efficiency, Renewable Resources, and Energy Policy / Wisconsin Legislative Council. 2006. (Information memorandum 06-1) (381.02/W7h7) Summarizes Wisconsin state energy policy since the passage of 1993 Wisconsin Act 414 and 1999 Wisconsin Act 9 through this most recently adopted law. www.legis.wi.gov/lc/publications/im/im_2006_01.pdf
Understanding and Informing the Policy Environment: State-Level Renewable Fuels Standards / National Renewable Energy Laboratory. 2007. (381.02/X8) www.nrel.gov/docs/fy07osti/41075.pdf
Utility Public Benefits / Wisconsin Legislative Fiscal Bureau. (Informational Paper no. 87) (352.42/W7h/2007) Reviews the history, funding, and expenditures of Wisconsin's Public Utility Benefits Program. www.legis.wi.gov/lfb/Informationalpapers/87.pdf
*Wisconsin Biofuels & Alternative Fuels Use Report / Wisconsin Office of Energy Independence. (381.45/W7g1/2008) http://power.wisconsin.gov/category.asp?linkcatid=2272&linkid=1124&locid=131
Wisconsin Energy Statistics / Wisconsin Office of Energy Independence. (381.02/W7r/2007) Annual report on energy use throughout Wisconsin. Summary statistics included in a separate volume entitled Wisconsin Energy Statistics: Highlights. http://power.wisconsin.gov/section.asp?linkid=1177&locid=131
Wisconsin Land Use Megatrends: Energy / University of Wisconsin Extension, Center for Land Use Education. 2008. (381.02/W7d6) www.uwsp.edu/cnr/landcenter/Publications/EnergyMegatrendswhite.pdf
Related Web Sites
Clean Energy States Alliance: www.cleanenergystates.org
*Clean Energy Wisconsin (Governor Doyle's Plan for Energy Independence): http://cleanenergy.wi.gov
*Conserve Wisconsin (Clean Coal Study Group): http://psc. wi.gov/CleanCoal/index-cleanCoal.htm
DSIRE - Database of State Incentives for Renewables & Efficiency: www.dsireusa.org Resources arranged by state for locating financial incentives, laws, regulations and programs for utility companies and consumers to promote energy efficiency strategies and the use of renewable energy.
Energy and Environment Task Force (Council of State Governments): www.csg.org/policy/enviro/envirotf.aspx
Energy Efficiency Institute June 23-24, 2008 (National Conference of State Legislatures): www.ncsl.org/programs/energy/EnergyEfficiencypres08.htm Links to additional information on state policies regarding renewable energy, green building mandates, public utility benefits and renewable portfolio standards, etc.
Energy Issues and Policies (Wisconsin Department of Administration): www.doa.wi.gov/category.asp?linkcatid=785&linkid=135&locid=4
Government Resources (U.S. Green Building Council): www.usgbc.org/DisplayPage.aspx?CMSPageID=1779
Governor Doyle's Task Force on Energy Efficiency and Renewables: http://energytaskforce.wi.gov
Green Government Initiative (National Association of Counties): www.naco.org Search "Green Government Initiative."
Midwest Energy Efficiency Alliance: www.mwalliance.org
Midwest Renewable Energy Association: www.the-mrea.org/energy_fair.php
RENEW Wisconsin: www.renewwisconsin.org
Renewable Electricity Standards Toolkit - Union of Concerned Scientists: http://go.ucsusa.org/cgi-bin/RES/state_standards_search.pl?template=main Database comparing state efforts to develop renewable energy, covers legislation, regulation, targets and timetables, eligibility, applicability, compliance, cost provisions, administration, and reporting requirements.
State Energy Efficiency Policy Database (American Council for an Energy-Efficient Economy) http://aceee.org/energy/state Rates the states on appliance codes, building codes, climate policies, distributed generation, smart growth policies, tax incentives, utility policies, and vehicle policies.
State Energy Program (U.S. Department of Energy, Energy Efficiency and Renewable Energy): http://apps1.eere.energy.gov/state_energy_program
*Wisconsin Consortium on Biobased Industry: http://bioeconomy.wi.gov
Wisconsin Focus on Energy (funded through the Utility Public Benefits Fund): www.focusonenergy.com
Wisconsin Focus on Energy Evaluation Reports: www.doa.wi.gov/section_detail.asp?linkcatid=288&linkid=72&locid=5
Wisconsin Legislative Council, Special Committee on Domestic Biofuels (2008): www.legis.wi.gov/lc/committees/study/2008/BIO
*Wisconsin Office of Energy Independence: http://power.wisconsin.gov
*This title or portions of this Web site are also available through the Wisconsin Digital Archives at http://cdm267601.cdmhost.com
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