Improving the energy efficiency of our homes, businesses, and industries can yield quick, significant, and sustained energy savings, and save consumers and businesses billions of dollars in the process.
Time and again, energy efficiency policies have proven to be smart investments that create significant financial returns. What’s more, these energy savings would allow us to shut down the oldest, dirtiest power plants—and not build new ones to replace them.
We already have the technology to reduce our natural gas and electricity consumption by more than 25 percent. In order to get these efficient technologies and measures deployed, we need policies and programs that help overcome entrenched, inefficient practices and empower businesses and consumers to make wise decisions and eliminate wasteful uses of energy.