Energy and Utilities

Energy and Utilities

Advancing affordable and renewable energy efforts is crucial for addressing climate change concerns and understanding social determinants of health. Below you will find resources for advocacy efforts, information on clean and affordable renewable energy incentives, educational resources for workforce training, and policy and regulatory guidance.

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Legislative Committees

House Committee on Energy, Utilities and Telecommunications

This committee is responsible for legislation concerning the energy, gas, electric, and other related industry areas. It is also responsible for the rules and regulations concerning the telecommunications industry.

Senate Committee on Regulated Industries and Utilities

This committee has general jurisdiction over legislation related to utilities such as gas, electricity, and telecommunications. It may also consider legislation related to
some regulated and licensed professionals, as well as legislation related to regulated products.

View Energy and Utility Organizations:



Clean Energy Solutions Center
Assists countries with clean energy policy by identifying finance mechanisms and designing and implementing policies to reduce risk and encourage private investment in clean energy.

Green Bank Network
Membership organization which fosters collaboration and exchange among existing Green Banks. A Green Bank is a public, quasi-public, or non-profit entity established to facilitate private investment into domestic low-carbon climate-resilient infrastructure.

Greening the Grid
Platform of information/guidance to help countries in power system transformation and grid modernization; organized into topic-specific toolkits.



Advanced Energy Economy (AEE)
National association of businesses dedicated to using secure, clean, and affordable energy. It works to transform public policy to enable growth in the energy business, educates, and offers business intelligence products and select business development opportunities to help advanced energy companies grow.

American Council for an Energy Efficient Economy (ACEEE)
Promotes efficient energy use to improve health and combat climate change through research, education, and advocacy.

Association for Energy Affordability
Dedicated to achieving energy efficiency in new and existing buildings to foster and maintain affordable and healthy housing and communities. Also provides educational, technical, and construction management activities and services.

Center for Sustainable Energy
Offers large-scale market transformation services, including rebate and incentive program design and administration, end-user engagement campaigns, policy guidance, workforce training, and education.

Clean Energy Group
Provides resources and assistance related to emerging technology trends and transformative policy, regulatory/market approaches.

Climate Justice Alliance
A collection of 74 urban and rural frontline communities, organizations, and supporting networks in the climate justice movement. Member organizations focus on the social, racial, economic, and environmental justice issues of climate change.

Database of State Incentives for Renewable Energy
Provides a source of information on incentives and policies supporting renewable energy and energy efficiency.

Elevate Energy
Works to ensure everyone has clean and affordable heat, power, and water in their homes and communities, no matter who they are or where they live. It designs and implements programs which reduce costs and ensure that clean and efficient energy reaches those who need it most.

Energy and Policy Institute
Works to expose attacks on renewable energy and counter misinformation by fossil fuels and utility interests.

Energy Bar Association
Advances the professional excellence of those engaged in energy law, regulation, and policy through professional education, exploring diverse viewpoints and building connections.

Energy Efficiency for All
Unites people from diverse sectors and backgrounds to collectively make multifamily affordable homes energy- and water-efficient.

Energy Information Administration
As the statistical and analytical agency within the U.S. Department of Energy, the EIA collects, analyzes, and disseminates independent and impartial energy information to promote sound policymaking, efficient markets, and public understanding of energy and its interaction with the economy and the environment.

Environmental and Energy Study Institute
Dedicated to promoting sustainable societies by advancing science based solutions for climate change, energy, and environmental challenges.

Green and Healthy Homes Initiative
Addresses the social determinants of health and racial equity in healthy housing through integrating funding from private and public sources, providing resources, and coordinating service delivery.

Interstate Renewable Energy Council
Advances clean energy through workforce development strategies, local clean energy solutions, and regulatory engagement.

NAACP Environmental & Climate Justice
Works to educate and mitigate climate change and environmental injustice disproportionately affecting people of color.

National Consumer Law Center
Works for consumer justice and economic security for low-income and other disadvantaged people in the U.S. Includes policy analysis and advocacy, expert witness services, and training and advice for advocates.

Sierra Club – Beyond Coal
Advocates and educates to help America replace our dirtiest energy sources with clean, renewable energy.

Solar Market Pathways
Works to lower the cost of solar energy and accelerate its use in U.S. communities by advancing grid-integration approaches, increasing demand response, and addressing key market barriers.

Southface Institute
Promotes sustainable homes, workplaces, and communities through education, research, advocacy, and technical assistance. Collaborates with nonprofits, businesses, government agencies, universities, and technical experts.

The Regulatory Assistance Project
Dedicated to accelerating the transition to clean, reliable, and efficient energy through policy and market solutions.

U.S. Department of Energy
Ensures America’s security and prosperity by addressing its energy, environmental and nuclear challenges through transformative science and technology solutions.



Department of Human Services Division of Family & Children Services Low-Income Home Energy Assistance Program
Assists low-income, elderly, and disabled Georgians with their heating bills through direct payments to home energy suppliers.

Georgia Environmental Finance Authority
Provides loans for water, wastewater, and solid waste infrastructure. Also manages energy efficiency and renewable energy programs and manages and monitors state-owned fuel storage tanks.

Georgia Public Service Commission
Ensures consumers receive safe, reliable, and reasonably priced telecommunications, electric and natural gas services from financially viable and technically competent companies.

Georgia Solar Energy Association
Advocates for solar power in Georgia and educates consumers on how solar energy can save them money and reduce their environmental footprint.

Georgia Watch
Advocates for affordable utility bills and cleaner, more efficient energy solutions. Also provides education to consumers on energy efficiency and saving money on utility bills.

Southern Alliance for Clean Energy – Georgia
Promotes responsible and reusable energy throughout the Southeast by providing technical and policy advocacy work, educating citizens, and fostering conversation around climate change and the importance of clean energy.


Energy and Utility Resources

American Council for an Energy Efficient Economy
Lifting the High Energy Burden in America’s Largest Cities: How Energy Efficiency Can Improve Low-Income and Underserved Communities

American Council for an Energy Efficient Economy
2017 Utility Energy Efficiency Scorecard

Apartment Hunters: Programs Searching for Energy Savings in Multifamily Buildings

Closing the Gap in Energy Efficiency Programs for Affordable Multifamily Housing

Energy Efficiency and Economic Opportunity Fact Sheet

How High Are Household Energy Burdens? An Assessment of National and Metropolitan Energy
Burden across the United States

Lending for Energy Efficiency Upgrades in Low- to Moderate-Income Communities: Bank of America’s Energy Efficiency Finance Program

More Savings for More Residents: Progress in Multifamily Housing Energy Efficiency

Moving the Market: Energy Cost Disclosure in Residential Real Estate Listings

Our Powers Combined: Energy Efficiency and Solar in Affordable Multifamily Buildings

American Friends Service Committee & Housing Justice League
Tenant Power Hotline

Applications for The Environment & the Global Impact Investing Network
Community Investing Impact Metric Set

Applied Public Policy Research Institute for Study and Evaluation
Low-Income Energy Efficiency Opportunities Study

Association for Energy Affordability
Equitable Electrification: Program Models that Work for Existing Low Income Multifamily Buildings

Better Buildings – U.S. Department of Energy
Greenworks Lending Funds Efficiency Renewable and Microgrid Improvements Using Commercial Pace

Issue Brief: Reducing Energy Burden for Low-income Residents in Multifamily Housing with Solar Energy

Building Clean
Manufacturing Efficiency: How Buy America Policy Can Boost Jobs Manufacturing Energy-Efficient Products

California Climate Investments
Low-Income Weatherization Program for Multifamily Properties: Almond Court Case Study

Low-Income Barriers Study, Part A: Overcoming Barriers to Energy

Efficiency and Renewables for Low-Income Customers and Small Business Contracting
Opportunities in Disadvantaged Communities

California Energy Efficiency for All
California Energy Efficiency for All’s Pandemic Response Guidance & Recovery Recommendations

California Housing Partnership & the Association for Energy Affordability
California’s Cap-and-Trade Funded Low-Income Weatherization Program Multifamily: Impact Report

City Energy (NRDC & IMT)
Incorporating Equity into Energy Benchmarking Requirements: Guidance for Policy and Program Practitioners

Clean Energy Group
Clean Energy Equity in 2017: How Foundations Can Advance Solar and Storage Technologies in Low-Income Communities

Owning the Benefits of Solar + Storage: New Ownership and Investment Models for Affordable
Housing and Community Facilities

Climate Justice Alliance
Climate Justice Alliance: Just Transition Principles

CNT Energy & American Council for an Energy-Efficient Economy
Engaging as Partners in Energy Efficiency: A Primer for Utilities on the Energy Efficiency Needs of Multifamily Buildings and Their Owners

Commerce Department Division of Energy Resources
Multifamily Efficiency Programs Benefit Building Owners, Tenants

Community Developments
Financing Energy Efficiency in Low-Income Multifamily Rental Housing: A Progress Update from the Low Income Investment Fund

Community Preservation Corporation
Financing Energy-Efficient Buildings

Database of State Incentives for Renewable Energy
Database of State Incentives for Renewable Energy – Resources

Energy Analysis and Environmental Impacts Division Lawrence Berkeley National Laboratory
Electrification of buildings and industry in the United States: Drivers, barriers, prospects, and policy approaches

Energy Bar Association
Protecting Low-Income Ratepayers as the Electricity System Evolves

Energy Efficiency for All
“Cooking Up” Coalitions: Introduction to Coalition Building

Advancing Equitable Policies

Case Studies of Energy Efficiency Retrofits to Multifamily Affordable Housing in Minnesota

Clean Power Plan Opportunities for Energy Efficiency in Affordable Housing

Closing the Clean Energy Divide: Reducing Electric Bills in Affordable Multifamily Rental Housing with Solar + Storage

Coalition and Network Building

Commercial PACE for Multifamily Affordable Housing

Energy Efficiency: A Smart Investment for Georgia’s Multifamily Owners

Green + Healthy Property Management: A Guide for Multifamily Affordable Housing

How a Heat Pump Works

Identifying, Valuing, and Financing Climate Resilience in Multifamily Affordable Housing

Insulation and Air Sealing in Low-Income Multifamily Energy Efficiency Programs

Making Affordable Multifamily Housing More Energy Efficient: A Guide to Healthier Upgrade Materials

One-Stop Shops for the Multifamily Sector Pandemic Response Guidance; Preventing Eviction and Preserving Affordable Housing

Pandemic Response Guidance: Everyone has the right to an affordable and healthy home during and after the COVID-19 crisis

Pandemic Response Guide: Ensuring Access to Essential Energy and Water Services

Pandemic Response Guide: Prioritizing Remediation of Unhealthy Housing

Policy Matters: Making Energy Upgrades Healthier for Residents, Workers, and Neighbors

Poll: Most Would Pay More to Help Others With Energy Bills

Program Design Guide: Energy Efficiency Programs in Multifamily Affordable Housing

Energy Efficiency for All & Stewards of Affordable Housing for the Future
Improving Income Qualifications for Energy Efficiency Programs

Energy Efficiency for All – Georgia Coalition
EMCs and Energy Equity: Harnessing Your Power

Energy Information Administration
One in Three U.S. Households Faces a Challenge Meeting Energy Needs

Energy Star
Financing Guidebook for Energy Efficiency Program Sponsors

Environmental and Energy Study Institute
Federal Programs for Energy and Housing: A Lifeline for America’s Low-Income Families

The Multiple Benefits of Federal Housing and Energy Programs

Georgia Environmental Finance Authority
Energy Resources

Georgia Power
Affordable Multifamily Home Energy Improvement Program

Energy Assessment & Solutions Program

Rebates & Incentives

Georgia Watch
Energy Equity: Your Home and Your Community

Georgia Electric Membership Cooperatives IRC §501(c)(12) Compliance and Transparency

Keeping the Lights On: Energy Efficiency and Community Solar for all Georgians

Saving Money on Your Utility Bills

The IRP and Your Power Bill

Greening the Grid
Using Wind and Solar to Reliably Meet Electricity Demand

Institute for Market Transformation
Catalyzing Efficiency: Unlocking Energy Information and Value in Apartment Buildings

Energy Transparency in the Multifamily Housing Sector: Assessing Energy Benchmarking and Disclosure Policies

Financing Energy Efficiency Through Mortgage Loans

Low Income Home Energy Assistance Program
Low Income Home Energy Assistance Program FAQs for Consumers

NAACP Environmental and Climate Justice Program
Just Energy Policies: Model Energy Policies Guide

National Consumer Law Center
Access to Utility Service

Natural Resources Defense Council
Getting an Energy Efficiency Boost in Georgia

New and Improved Energy Efficiency Programs

On-Bill Financing: Overview and Key Considerations for Program Design

Need Help Paying Bills
Georgia Energy and Utility Bill Assistance Programs

Oak Ridge National Laboratory
Nonenergy Benefits from the Weatherization Assistance Program: A Summary of Findings from the Recent Literature

Climate Equity & Community Engagement in Building Electrification Toolkit

Poverty Public Policy
Energy Burden and the Need for Integrated Low-Income Housing and Energy Policy

Rand Corporation
Energy Efficiency as a Tool for Preservation of Affordable Rental Housing

Solar Energy Industries Association
Georgia State Solar Policy Resources

Solar For All
What Utilities Can Do Right Now to Bring Solar Within Reach for Everyday Folks

Southern Environmental Law Center
Community Solar: Best Practices for Utilities in the South

Sustainable Capital Advisors
Inclusive Solar Finance Framework

Synapse Energy Economics, Community Action Partnership, RAP
Energy Infrastructure: Sources of Inequities and Policy Solutions for Improving Community Health and Wellbeing

The George Washington University GW Solar Institute
Bridging the Solar Income Gap: Summary for Policymakers

The Utility Reform Network
Living Without Power: Health Impacts of Utility Shutoffs in California

U.S. Department of Energy Better Buildings
Financing Navigator

Promising Practice: Incorporate Energy Efficiency and Renewable Energy Standards as a Criterion in Low-Income Housing Tax Credit Applications

U.S. Department of Housing and Urban Development
Energy and Water Efficiency Resources

Help With Your Utility Bills: Georgia Multifamily Utility Benchmarking Toolkit

U.S. Environmental Protection Agency, State and Local Energy and Environment Program
Energy Efficiency in Affordable Housing: A Guide to Developing and Implementing Greenhouse Gas Reduction Programs