13 Oct '11, 3pm

61% of Americans Unaware of Energy Efficiency Incentives

It’s that special time of year again. No, not baseball playoffs. No, not daylight savings. It’s Energy Awareness Month ! Maybe you missed it last year. We didn’t -- but we almost did, because after all, it’s not very well promoted and it is incredibly boring. In 2011, the theme is ‘Turn Words into Action; Turn Action into Results’ -- but really, it’s a time to reflect on how little Americans are aware of their own energy use or how to effectively make changes to it. (As a side note, if there is a semicolon in your tagline, it probably isn’t catchy enough to compel people to act.) Consider a figure from a recent survey of 1,007 Americans conducted by Harris Interactive. More than 60 percent of respondents were unaware of any current tax rebates or incentives for energy efficiency upgrades in their area. Misinformation abounds around energy for the average American. Only abo...

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