There are many aspects of energy policy that influence energy efficiency, from executive orders and policy goals, to legislative mandates, and regulatory and compliance issues. MEEA provides support for policymakers that are working to advance energy efficiency, by educating policymakers at all levels including governors, state legislators, state agencies and boards, regulatory commissions, county and municipal executives, and municipal councils and agencies about the benefits of energy efficiency. We also strive to provide critical information and analysis to our members and advocacy allies to enlist them in the energy efficiency cause.
MEEA is actively engaged in policy efforts in states throughout our region, including efforts to adopt new policies, to implement recently-passed policy changes, and to update outdated policies. The energy policy field is dynamic and exciting, with new advances and ongoing challenges, and many places for involvement at the municipal, state, and regional level.
An overview of the major areas of energy efficiency policy and practice that MEEA is tracking for the Midwest region is available from the menu above. We have grouped these policies into the areas of Utility sector policies, policies and practices for Residential & Commercial buildings, and State Government policies that demonstrate commitment to energy efficiency.
Please use the blue menu bar above to explore these policy areas from the regional level and visit our Policies and Practices in Midwestern States guide to learn about specifics of policies and practices across the MEEA region.
You can also view or download our publication Energy Efficiency Policies, Programs, and Practices in the Midwest: A Resource Guide for Policymakers below.