Climate and Energy Resources for State, Local and Tribal Governments

Clean Energy Benefits Overview Brochure

This brochure provides an overview of the multiple benefits of state and local clean energy initiatives, including: 

  • Increased electric system security, diversity, and overall reliability improvements for the electric system,
  • Enhanced environmental quality, human health and quality of life, and 
  • Improved economic growth through energy cost savings, avoided medical costs, higher disposable incomes, increased labor productivity and more jobs.

It also answers the following questions:

  • Why assess the many benefits of clean energy?
  • What are the steps involved in estimating the benefits of clean energy initiatives?
  • How can policy makers estimate the benefits of clean energy initiatives?
  • Quantitative examples of how clean energy programs result in direct energy benefits.
  • How to find more information.
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