Keeping the nation's air clean is a national priority. Power plant emissions endanger human health
and have significant environmental consequences. Clean air policy, including the promotion of
renewable energy and energy efficiency, can substantially reduce these negative impacts. Much can be
done at the state level to promote clean air, and in the process provide local and state economic benefits.
Powering the South report provides a clean, affordable energy
plan for a six state region of the Southern United States
based on increased use of renewable energy and energy efficiency.
The Powering the South website provides easily accessible
information on this clean energy plan.
Benefit Funds are policy initiatives being used by states
to deliver the benefits of energy efficiency and renewable
energy development to residential, commercial, and industrial
Energy Efficiency and Renewable Energy (EERE) Offset Guidance
A guide which
aims to educate the public on the NOx State Implementation
Process (SIP). A hypothetical example on using renewables
to reduce NOx emissions and NOx offset calculators are also available here.
section gives summaries of RPS policy, structure, and implementation
for the twelve U.S. states that have implemented and enforced
Adopting a Georgia energy efficienty and
renewable energy set aside. Submitted to the Georgia Environmental
Protection Division, Air Protection Branch, as part of the
Regional NOX SIP Public Comment Process. July
the South: A Clean and Affordable Energy Plan for the Southern
report offers a path to clean, affordable power system,
one that reduces the harmful pollution of the crrent power
system while still assuring that power remains affordable
and reliable. January 2002.
and Clean Air
A bi-annual newsletter
website that addresses air pollution and its impact on human