Opinion - 19/May/2018

California shows the way forward on energy efficiency

The US state of California is setting an example for others to follow on energy saving policies, explains Andrew McAllister, lead commissioner for energy efficiency at the California Energy Commission

For more than 40 years, California has had a deliberate, consistent focus on energy efficiency. During that time, the state has enacted a number of forward-looking policies to reduce electricity consumption — by an amount that would be sufficient to power around eight million homes. And, in addition to saving energy, since the 1970s efficiency standards for buildings and appliances have saved the state’s economy well over $100 billion. ...

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