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Controlled Environment Agriculture (CEA) Policy Guide: Benchmarking, Rate Design, Water Efficiency, and Additional Policies

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As CEA expands, the energy required for CEA and associated costs have become key considerations for CEA producers, who use varying energy efficiency strategies. Energy use in CEA is also drawing increased attention from policymakers, utilities, and others concerned about energy use and the associated climate impacts. In this context, a variety of opportunities exist to leverage different policies and tools to improve resource efficiency in CEA and lower the costs of energy for production.