What Is An "Energy Community"? Alternative Approaches for Geographically Targeted Energy Policy

To the Department of the Treasury on the interpretation of the definition of an "energy community" in the 2022 Inflation Reduction Act.



Nov. 4, 2022


Testimony and Public Comments

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The attached report reflects three alternative interpretations of the "energy communities" provision of the IRA. It is based on our research experience and has been informed by conversations with experts in government, academia, and private industry. In addition to the three interpretations of the IRA, we include a novel definition of "energy communities" that is not based on the language in the IRA, but instead offers our best attempt to define "energy communities" for the purpose of future policymaking


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