Efficiency Potential & Market Analysis
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A quick glance at ACEEE’s State Energy Efficiency Scorecard over the past few years will reveal some distinct regional divides. States on the east and west coasts and in the upper Midwest occupy the most spots at the top of the list, while the Southeast consistently ranks low in energy efficiency. Considering the region’s economic reliance on fossil fuels, it is no surprise that the concept of saving energy is met with skepticism.
ACEEE released South Carolina's Energy Future: Minding Its Efficiency Resources at back-to-back press events in Charleston on November 11 and in Columbia on November 12 attended by South Carolina Senate President Glenn McConnell and Senator Paul Campbell. Speaking at the Charleston event, Senator McConnell stated, “South Carolina must act now before we face an energy crisis. We need to move toward more balanced energy solutions.
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.
The economic, energy, and climate challenges facing states have spurred innovative policies aimed at reducing energy consumption and increasing the use of clean energy resources. A handful of states have enacted bold energy efficiency measures such as the energy efficiency resource standard (EERS) as well as other policies geared towards industry, commercial, residential, and transportation sectors. Yet, the list of states setting aggressive energy efficiency agendas is far from complete.