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Time to shatter some common myths about energy efficiency

Time to shatter some common myths about energy efficiency

Time to shatter some common myths about energy efficiency. Photo: Sergio Alvarez This post was written by Sara Hayes, senior researcher at the American Council for an Energy-Efficient Economy and a contributing author at the ACEEE blog . Energy efficiency can be difficult to conceptualize -- there's not a representative device like a solar panel or wind turbine. Rather, it's a collection of technologies, strategies, and policies involving our houses, businesses, transportation, and behavior that improve the way we live. There are often misunderstandings or "myths" about how we verify that energy efficiency is working and measure what benefits it's providing. Four measurement and verification (M&V) myths are debunked below. Myth 1: Energy efficiency is an idea, a call to action, not a tangible thing. There is no reliable standard for measuring or verifying energy savings re...

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