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That concern has caught the attention of the Urban Consortium Energy Task Force, which is pushing for cities to focus on building codes and standards. The consortium sees the lack of codes as the greatest barrier to future DG implementation in cities.
"We have come to the conclusion that we really need [standards]," Borbely says in a tone of understatement. Without a collaborative effort toward getting something on paper at the national level, she says, "this billion dollar market is simply not going to happen."
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