Administrative Burdens

The administrative burdens very often represent a significantly inhibiting factor for the development of projects that employ energy efficiency technologies. One such problem is the number of permits and approvals that must be obtained before the initiation of a project. In some cases the processing of permits and approvals involves numerous different state agencies.

The administrative burden for the project developers can become even more intense when faced with a lack of coordination among the different responsible governmental bodies, and when there is confusion about each body’s responsibilities. This can lead to inconsistencies between the planning and approval processes of different local government authorities.