State and local governments across the United States are focused on meeting a variety of energy, economic development, and environmental goals. Energy efficiency improvements could meet these needs while cost-effectively saving consumers and businesses nearly 741,000 gigawatt hours of electricity between 2016 and 2035, which is equal to about 16% of the electricity use
projected in 2035 in the United States. They can also provide air quality improvements, local jobs, and increased energy system reliability.
This fact sheet outlines resources from the U.S. Department of Energy's Office of Energy Efficiency and Renewable Energy that can support state officials in their efforts to incorporate energy efficiency into state energy planning.