Utility Customer-Funded Energy Efficiency Programs Expanding in U.S.

January 18, 2013

Spending on energy efficiency programs funded by electric and natural gas utility customers will double by 2025 to about $9.5 billion per year, according to projections published by Environmental Energy Technology Division researchers. These funds, which come from a charge on utility bills, historically constitute the nation’s largest source of spending on programs to foster the adoption of more efficient products and buildings. The new report, led by Galen Barbose, shows energy efficiency programs funded by utility customers are projected to continue expanding beyond the traditional bastions of energy efficiency in the Northeast and West. More>

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