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The Role of Local Actors as Energy Efficiency Implementation Partners: Case Studies and a Review of Trends

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Eric Mackres, Elena Alschuler, Amy Stitely, Erin Brandt
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This paper describes the characteristics and potential contributions of both local actors and utilities as they relate to implementing energy efficiency. Next it describes two different roles for local governments and civil society in implementing energy efficiency: (1) enabling policies and (2) program partnerships—including several detailed case studies for each. Finally, this piece concludes by describing some of the trends and challenges in local implementation of energy efficiency.