Here's a link to an
excellent story in this week's Metro Times discussing the status of a Renewable
Portfolio Standard and Energy Efficiency in
The article refers to the Environment Michigan's recent report “Energizing Michigan's Economy” which lays out the environmental and economic benefits of a strong RPS of 20% by 2020, upgrade building codes, establish appliance standards and a statewide Energy Efficiency program of about $225 million per year. http://www.environmentmichigan.org/newsroom/energy/energy-program-news/clean-electricity-can-energize-michigans-economy-new-study-finds
While the legislature
is concentrating on electricity, a Michigan Energy Efficiency program should
also include heating savings.
A good example of an Energy Efficiency program is the EPA award winning
Efficiency Vermont. http://www.efficiencyvermont.com/pages/Common/AboutUs/ This program saves ratepayers $2.00 to
$3.00 for every dollar spent on the program. Projecting
Take care, frank
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