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Energy Resources for State and Local Governments

CSC Tip Sheets: Working with Utilities

This Climate Showcase Communities Tip Sheet provides insight on effective practices for implementing local climate and energy programs.

Energy utilities are well established and often have energy efficiency and environmental commitments to meet. They can be key partners, especially for local energy efficiency programs. Read this tip sheet to read about why you would work with utilities, what works, and what to look out for.

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