Client: Citizens Action Coalition of Indiana
Bryndis Woods and Nina Schlegel
The Applied Economics Clinic has prepared a policy brief that analyzes energy efficiency savings, saved energy costs, and job impacts since the repeal of Indiana's energy efficiency resource standard (EERS) in 2015. The brief compares what happened as a result of the repeal with what would have been achieved had the program not been repealed. We find that had EERS not been repealed: Indiana would have saved more energy, ratepayers would have saved millions of dollars, and many jobs would have been created.
This policy brief serves as a companion to another AEC policy brief, entitled The Performance of Indiana Utilities’ Energy Efficiency Programs, that compares utility sales, energy efficiency savings and program costs over the period 2012 to 2019 across Indiana’s five investor-owned electric utilities.