25 Mar '13, 9am

Energy Efficient Policies Could Save Nearly $1 Trillion

Energy Efficient Policies Could Save Nearly $1 Trillion

While Congress wrestles with budget decisions, sequesters and the pros and cons of austerity, there is a fairly easy way to save the U.S. economy a cool $1 trillion. That’s by getting serious about energy efficiency. Wait—before your eyes start rolling, or they glaze over entirely, pay a little attention to what the American Council for an Energy Efficient Economy (ACEEE) says. In a report this month, ACEEE identifies policies that would remove market barriers across the economy to investments in energy efficiency. Overcoming Market Barriers and Using Market Forces to Advance Energy Efficiency , “provides Congress and state policymakers with a road map to address national energy consumption through policies that could save the country approximately $1 trillion in energy bills and 19 quads in energy consumption,” the council says. While the United States has made good progr...

Full article: http://www.triplepundit.com/2013/03/energy-efficient-poli...

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