A Study of Economic Impacts from the Implementation of a Renewable Portfolio Standard and an Energy Efficiency Program in Michigan


Michigan Department of Environmental Quality
NextEnergy Center
Richard A Polich
1 April 2007

This study focuses on how energy efficiency programs and renewable portfolio standard (RPS) policies, both separately and combined, will affect Michigan’s economy. The modelling in this study also provides critical information on how the implementation of energy efficiency programs and RPS policies will impact air emissions. This report also discusses the potential economic and environmental impacts of these two policy courses with respect to a reduction in carbon dioxide emissions.