A project of Citizens League
What long-term, system-level policy changes would motivate electrical efficiency?
The Citizens League is convening Minnesotans from business, utilities, government, and environmental organizations, along with unaffiliated citizens to develop policy recommendations that answer the question above.
The US electrical system is over 60% inefficient – meaning the majority of the energy that’s put into the system at the beginning are wasted in the process of generating, transmitting and distributing, and using the electricity.
In the first phase of this project, Minnesotans agreed on a vision of an ideal electrical system that is affordable, sustainable and reliable – and achieves these goals by being efficient. The Citizens League is now convening citizens to recommend changes in law or within institutions that will help the state build this ideal.
How to authentically and effectively motivate efficiency is a question that no state in the country has answered. Minnesota has a history of leading on electricity policy, and with this work will continue to do so. In the process, we should provide stability for Minnesota businesses and help position our companies, too, to be national leaders on energy.
Please consider giving to support this work. For more information on the project or to get involved, visit www.citizensleague.org/electric or contact Policy Manager Annie Levenson-Falk at firstname.lastname@example.org or 651-289-1072.
A contribution to the Electrical Energy Policy Project here will make you a member of the Citizens League.
* Credit for the above graphic goes to the National Academies of Science.