Cost-Effective Policies Could Meet 17% of State Energy Needs, Cutting Energy Bills While Creating Local Jobs
Arkansas Energy Efficiency Investments Would Create Thousands of Local Jobs and Save Customers Billions
State Already On Track to Becoming the Most Energy Efficient in Southeast
Charleston, S.C. — A new study released today shows that a combination of energy and water efficiency policies could cut electricity and water bills for South Carolinians by $5.1 billion and could create almost 22,000 new “green” jobs by 2025.
Washington, D.C. — A study released today by the American Council for an Energy-Efficient Economy (ACEEE) shows that states with existing agricultural energy programs were able to effectively leverage energy efficiency and renewable energy grants provided by U.S. Departments of Agriculture under Section 9006 of the 2002 Farm Bill. Unfortunately, states that did not have existing agricultural energy programs were much less effective in developing projects to make use of these funds.