Legislative Activity

State-level legislation can be an excellent tool for advancing energy efficiency. SWEEP actively engages in the legislative process in all the southwest states, with efforts ranging from researching and writing bill language, to building coalitions in support of energy efficiency legislation, to testifying at committee hearings. Through these ongoing efforts, support for energy efficiency across the Southwest continues to grow.

  • 2017 SWEEP Legislative Activities Report
    In 2017, SWEEP actively supported a total twelve energy efficiency bills, six of which were signed into law. Five of the six bills were approved in Nevada. SWEEP actively opposed two bills, neither of which were approved.
  • 2016 SWEEP Legislative Activities Report
    In 2016, SWEEP actively supported four energy efficiency bills, all of which were signed into law. SWEEP actively opposed three bills, of which two were ultimately defeated.