The American Council for an Energy-Efficient Economy (ACEEE) recently examined the impact of states adopting four common energy efficiency policies. The four strategies have the potential to reduce greenhouse gas emissions from the power sector by 26% and electricity demand by 25% relative to 2012. In addition, the strategies could also increase national gross domestic product by $17.2 billion in 2030.
The ACEEE concludes energy efficiency can be an important solution for states complying with proposed carbon dioxide regulations. When compared to alternative options, energy efficiency provides low-cost pollution abatement and often enjoys broad political and stakeholder support. In addition, common energy efficiency measures have the potential to significantly reduce emissions and electricity demand.
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