Energy Efficiency Can Save Money and Fight Climate Change

Washington, DC (November 13, 2007)- The US Environmental Protection Agency (EPA) released its “National Action Plan for Energy Efficiency Vision for 2025,” which provides a framework for states, utilities and other stakeholders to consider when seeking policies and programs to achieve all cost effective energy efficiency measures. More than 60 energy, environmental, and other organizations- including 30 electric and gas utilities and 17 state agencies-collaborated on the report, which says energy efficiency measures could save Americans more than $500 billion in energy costs over 25 years and reduce annual greenhouse gas emissions equivalent to those from 90 million vehicles.

“Opportunities to increase and maximize energy efficiency in our homes, commercial buildings, and industrial facilities are both enormous and quantifiable and are a key component of the president’s robust energy initiatives,” said Kevin Kolevar, DOE assistant secretary for Electricity Delivery and Energy Reliability. “The national action plan recognizes the role of prioritizing energy efficiency through incentive based programs and policies, which can reduce energy use, benefit our environment and add to a company’s bottom line.”
For more information, visit the EPA.