Efficiency Potential & Market Analysis
Natural gas is coming into sharp focus as the nation's #1 energy policy issue. While electricity was on the front page during the 2000-2001 California crisis and the August 2003 blackout, electricity prices now are mostly stable. Oil prices, while they rose somewhat during the Iraq war, have not generated the economic disaster they did in the 1970s. But natural gas prices have risen to record levels, and show signs of staying high for years to come.
Skyrocketing Natural Gas Prices to Increase Home Heating Bills: Energy Efficiency "Insurance" Provides Immediate and Long-Term Relief
WASHINGTON, D.C. — This winter's huge price increases for natural gas are hitting American consumers with higher heating bills, and may set back the nation's economic recovery. The American Council for an Energy-Efficient Economy (ACEEE) offers consumers and Congress practical energy efficiency options that can help consumers reduce their bills and put the nation on a more secure energy footing.