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Decoupling Not Required by "Stimulus" Bill

By Vorys

From the NYT:  "Despite appearances to the contrary, the economic stimulus bill does not require states to 'decouple' utility revenues from energy consumption, a key House Democrat said today."  The article goes on to explain that decoupling is a utility rate-making mechanism that separates revenues from consumption to give utilities an incentive to support energy efficiency programs.  It also describes legislation recently introduced into Congress that would create an energy efficiency standard for electricity and natural gas savings to be achieved through utility efficiency programs, building codes, and other measures.

Tags: Energy, Decoupling, Utility

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