Energy Efficiency in the Federal Stimulus Bill

Fact Sheet


Energy efficiency is our country's cheapest and most abundant energy resource. A March 2008 ACEEE study examined the costs and benefits of achieving 15% electricity savings and 10% natural gas savings nationwide by 2020 through an Energy Efficiency Resource Standard (EERS). This study found that that such savings could be achieved at an average cost of about 3 cents per kWh of electricity saved, which is