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Enviro-Mich message from Kay Cumbow <kcumbow@greatlakes.net>
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Has this kind of study been done recently (i.e. the past few years) in Michigan? Following are clips from a press release regarding an evaluation of how energy efficiency can reduce electricity needs by 20% in Virginia. -Kay Cumbow

http://www.aceee.org./press/e085pr.htm
VIRGINIA CAN REDUCE ELECTRICITY NEEDS BY 20 PERCENT THROUGH ENERGY
EFFICIENCY, SAYS ACEEE REPORT

American Council for an Energy-Efficient Economy presents comprehensive
findings at the Commonwealth of Virginia Energy & Sustainability Conference

Snip: Richmond, Va. (Sept. 19, 2008): By investing in energy-efficient
technologies, the Commonwealth of Virginia can reduce its electricity needs
by one-fifth; deliver cleaner, less expensive power to Virginia consumers;
create thousands of new jobs; and better position the state to more cost
effectively meet its future energy requirements, according to a new report
by the American Council for an Energy-Efficient Economy (ACEEE).

Snip: The report, entitled Energizing Virginia: Efficiency First, concludes that
the Commonwealth can meet close to 20 percent of its electricity needs by
2025 through energy efficiency, a strategy that also would cut Virginians'
utilities bills by $15 billion by 2025 and create nearly 10,000 new jobs --
the equivalent of bringing almost 100 new manufacturing facilities to the
state. And by reducing electricity use, Virginia can play its part in
reducing global warming and contributing to a more sustainable environment.


Snip: The findings, which include 11 recommendations for Virginia's policymakers,
were presented today at the COVES (Commonwealth of Virginia Energy &
Sustainability) conference to Virginia state energy officials and the public
by Dr. R. Neal Elliott, associate director for research at ACEEE, a
nonprofit, nonpartisan organization dedicated to advancing energy efficiency
as a means of promoting economic prosperity, energy security and
environmental protection.



About ACEEE: The American Council for an Energy-Efficient Economy is an independent, nonprofit organization dedicated to advancing energy efficiency as a means of promoting economic prosperity, energy security and environmental protection. For information about ACEEE and its programs, publications, and conferences, contact ACEEE, 529 14th Street N.W., Suite 600, Washington, D.C. 20045 or visit www.aceee.org.




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