Client: Citizens Action Coalition of Indiana
Bryndis Woods and Nina Schlegel
On behalf of the Citizens Action Coalition of Indiana, Researchers Bryndis Woods and Nina Schlegel prepared an Applied Economics Clinic 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The brief compares what happened as a result of the repeal with what would have been achieved had the program not been repealed. Ms. Woods and Ms Schlegel found that had EERS not been repealed: Indiana would have saved more energy, ratepayers would have saved millions of dollars, and many jobs would have been created.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.
This policy brief is one of two AEC publications on behalf of Citizens Action Coalition and Energy Foundation that investigate the impact of Indiana's 2014 repeal of its energy efficiency program through passage of the Senate Enrolled Act 340.