Fiscal Year 2000 Integrated Strategic Plan

STRATEGIC ISSUE 3

Energy Efficiency and Reliability

Energy use is an integral part of Missouri’s ability to develop economic prosperity and has great influence on the quality and health of the environment. It plays a role in virtually every aspect of our lives. We all seek reliable, efficient sources. Energy heats and cools our homes, powers our automobiles, runs our farms and factories, and provides the power that makes business work. Because Missouri depends on fossil fuels from other areas, most of the dollars immediately leave the state’s economy. At the same time energy production and consumption can degrade the quality of our environment.

Over 10 percent of Missouri citizen’s total income is spent on energy. Most of this money leaves Missouri since approximately 88 percent of the energy consumed comes from outside the state or from nations where economic exchange is minimal. The amount of money spent on energy when compared to income is significant for individuals and households at or below median income. Energy expenditures are even more significant for low-income persons, particularly the elderly, handicapped, and families with children.

Energy keeps us employed and takes us where we want to go. Homes, offices, schools, and transportation vehicles rely primarily on fossil fuels. Fossil fuels comprise over 90 percent of all the fuel types used in Missouri. The production and use of these fossil fuels have been linked to many health-related and environmental issues. Energy production and use accounts for over 75 percent of all air pollution. Emissions of carbon dioxide and other greenhouse gases have potential impacts on global warming and disruption in normal rainfall patterns. Contamination of land and water resources often results from the production, transport and use of energy.

If energy is used more efficiently, even by a small percentage, we save money, help the Missouri economy by retaining dollars in the state and enhance our environment through wiser use of natural resources.

Goal

Promote energy self-sufficiency as a means to enhance economic growth for the State of Missouri, while at the same time assuring environmental protection through wiser use of energy resources.

Outcomes

  1. Increased energy efficiency and use of renewable energy resources for residential, institutional, industrial and commercial buildings and equipment
  2. Increased energy efficiency in low-income households
  3. Increased energy efficiency in state facility buildings and equipment
  4. Increased energy efficiency in the transportation sector and use of clean alternative fuels
  5. Increased opportunities for cost-effective, efficient and reliable energy supply

Outcome A

Increased energy efficiency and use of renewable energy resources for residential, institutional, industrial and commercial buildings and equipment

Outcome Measures
Increased productivity of Missouri firms and farms (Show-Me Result) as measured by:

  1. Energy consumption (i.e. residential, institutional, industrial, commercial sectors)
  2. Percentage use of renewable energy

Objective 1
Increase energy efficiency and renewable energy resource investment by all energy using sectors.

Objective Measures
Number of energy efficiency and renewable energy consultations

Dollars invested and energy savings by all energy-using sectors

Strategies
Provide technical assistance consultations involving: voluntary Model Energy Code, energy efficient design and retrofits, and Home Energy Rating System.

Provide demonstration results of energy efficient design and appliances for use in low to moderate income housing.

Provide energy technical and financial assistance to schools and local governments.

Provide technical assistance pertaining to electric motor efficiency and energy savings.

Continue community-based energy projects: marketing, planning and financial assistance for local government and not-for-profit facilities.

Initiate renewable energy projects.

Review and certify eligible wood energy tax credits.

Expand energy loan financing beyond schools and local governments.

Outcome B

Increased energy efficiency in low-income households

Outcome Measures
Decreased percentage of Missourians obtaining public income support at any time during the year (Show-Me Result) as measured by:

  1. Percentage of low-income households weatherized
  2. Average dollars saved per household
  3. Demographics of participants

Objective 1
By 2000, increase the number of weatherized homes by 1,500 dwelling units.

Objective Measures
Number of low-income homes weatherized

Rate of compliance with quality and financial assurance standards

Strategies
Administer Low-Income Weatherization technical and financial assistance program through statewide community-based agencies.

Provide incentives for leveraging local funding to maintain and expand technical expertise and infrastructure.

Conduct housing quality inspections and financial monitoring visits.

Outcome C

Increased energy efficiency in state facility buildings and equipment

Outcome Measures
Decreased ratio of state government operating expenditures to Missouri Personal Income (Show-Me Result) as measured by:

  1. audit-based energy saving measures identified and
  2. energy-saving designs in new and renovated state facilities

Objective 1
Increase technical and financial assistance consultations with state agencies for energy efficiency retrofit of existing buildings and energy efficiency design for new and renovated facilities.

Objective Measure
Number of technical and financial assistance consultations with state agencies

Strategies
Provide technical assistance to state building administrators and operators.

Provide incentives for energy efficiency design in new and renovated buildings.

Identify private sector financing opportunities for implementation of energy saving measures.

Outcome D

Increased energy efficiency in the transportation sector and use of clean alternative fuels

Outcome Measures
Increased percentage of Missourians living where air meets government air quality standards (Show Me Result) as measured by:

  1. Energy use in the transportation sector
  2. Percent of alternative-fuel vehicles in metropolitan areas

Objective 1
Increase public and private, participation in ride share programs, fleet management efficiency, and use of alternative-fuel fleets.

Objective Measures
Rate of increase of ride share, vanpooling and mass transit participants

State agency’s compliance with state fleet efficiency and alternative-fuel vehicle requirements

Percent of DNR fleet in compliance with state fleet fuel efficiency requirements

Rate of increase in public and private organizations participating in the Clean Cities’ alternative-fuel fleet program

Strategies
Provide technical and financial assistance to metropolitan area ride share programs.

Monitor, report and provide technical assistance to other state agencies for compliance with alternative-fuel vehicle requirements.

Monitor, report and provide technical assistance to other state agencies for compliance with energy efficiency for state vehicle requirements.

Provide technical and financial assistance to metropolitan area Clean Cities’ alternative-fuel fleet vehicle programs.

Outcome E

Increased opportunities for cost-effective, efficient and reliable energy supply

Outcome Measures
Energy supply availability and cost

Percent of renewable energy production

Objective 1
Maintain Missouri’s ability to meet energy supply needs efficiently, cost-effectively and with less polluting energy sources.

Objective Measures
Energy supply availability and cost

Rate of renewable energy production

Number of energy emergency exercises or situations completed

Strategies
Provide technical assistance and information to the legislature and Missouri Public Service Commission studying utility restructuring to preserve energy efficiency and renewable energy public benefits.

Provide technical assistance and information to small energy consumers and community-based organizations on utility-industry restructuring.

Track energy supplies and cost and rate of renewable energy production.

With the assistance of other state and federal organizations and industry, update and be prepared to implement a statewide energy emergency mitigation plan.

Participate in statewide natural or man-made disaster planning and training exercises.

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