Advocacy Toolkit

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MEEA’s Advocacy Toolkit brings together resources to help convey the benefits of energy efficiency to policymakers and stakeholders. The policy newsletters, advocacy resources and Midwest Spotlight help promote energy efficiency as the most affordable energy resource for the Midwest.

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MEEA's Policy Team follows the latest policy developments within our 13-state footprint. For the latest news, read our Policy Insider and Midwest Building Efficiency Status Report, which are both updated regularly to aid members in their outreach, education and advocacy initiatives.

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Fact Sheets

Explore MEEA’s fact sheet database for information on issues like energy efficiency resource standards, state-specific policies, building codes and innovative efficiency programs.

Jobs and Economic Benefits

Read MEEA’s report on The Economic Impacts of Energy Efficiency Investments in the Midwest, with specific data for the states of IndianaMichigan and Ohio. Prepared by Cadmus, these reports detail job creation, electricity savings, economic growth and more. 

Energy Efficiency Policies, Programs and Practices in the Midwest: A Resource Guide for Policymakers

This document provides a deep-dive, comprehensive overview of energy efficiency policies and programs employed throughout the Midwest. It allows the reader to compare states across the Midwest and learn about best practices from state and utility energy efficiency leaders. 

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Messaging Energy Efficiency

While energy efficiency policies bring economic, environmental and grid security benefits to states, that is often not the message that policymakers hear. This guide provides tips and effective messages for discussing energy efficiency with policymakers and stakeholders.

Energy Efficiency: Fact vs. Fiction

This document provides advocates with rebuttals to the most common misconceptions concerning energy efficiency. 

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Ask a MEEA Staffer and Lunch-and-Learns

MEEA’s policy staff is available to answer your questions and explain the latest trends in the Midwest. For a deep dive on a topic or policy proposal, MEEA members can contact Sophia Markowska (smarkowska@mwalliance.org) to schedule a “lunch and learn” or to receive subject matter support.  

Policy Webinars

MEEA hosts regular webinars on a variety of policy and technical topics facing our region. Click here to view past webinars. If you have ideas on a topic you would like MEEA to cover please contact Sophia Markowska (smarkowska@mwalliance.org).

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The Midwest Energy Efficiency Spotlight is an annual publication that showcases the positive impacts that energy efficiency policies and programs have had on the region’s residents and businesses. The Spotlight highlights 13 metrics, including electricity and natural gas savings, energy savings from building energy codes, energy efficiency jobs and manufacturers of energy efficient products in our region.