25 Mar '13, 12pm

Reading - Energy efficiency: 16 policies could save the U.S. economy almost $1 trillion (@ACEEEdc)

Reading - Energy efficiency: 16 policies could save the U.S. economy almost $1 trillion (@ACEEEdc)

While there is disagreement among politicians about the role of government spending and government regulations to spur cost-effective energy efficiency investments, politicians of all political stripes agree that knocking down market barriers that keep Americans from saving money is a worthy task. Within this context, the American Council for an Energy-Efficient Economy (ACEEE) released a new report on Monday highlighting 16 policies that would use market forces to spur additional cost-effective investments in energy efficiency while helping to surmount market barriers that hinder these investments. In total, these policies could save consumers and businesses nearly $1 trillion over the 2014-2030 period, considering both the energy bill savings and the cost of the energy efficiency investments. The United States has become much more energy efficient in the last few decades...

Full article: http://www.aceee.org/blog/2013/03/using-market-help-lever...

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