Time for Energy Efficiency in the South

April 19, 2010 at 9:09 pm 1 comment

A recent collaborative report by Duke University and Georgia Tech highlights how energy efficiency in the Southeast can reduce utility bills, create jobs and slow the expected demand for new power plants across the South.

Southern states use more energy per person but spend less on efficiency than the rest of the nation. Halting those trends, the researchers said, could negate much of the region’s expected 16 percent rise in energy demand by 2030.”On average, each dollar invested in energy efficiency over the next 20 years will reap $2.25 in benefits,” said researcher Etan Gumerman of Duke’s Nicholas School for Environmental Policy Solutions.

Check out this blog by John D. Wilson, MPP Director of Research for Southern Alliance for Clean Energy for details.

The report shows how North Carolina, as one example, could save $2.3 billion on electricity and natural gas costs and gain 30,800 jobs by 2020.


Entry filed under: southern energy network.

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1 Comment Add your own

  • 1. Jim Lindsey  |  April 28, 2010 at 3:43 pm

    In trying to make another solar company, I want to take advantage of any and all grants available; therefore, I am very excited about the TNSET grant.

    In three days, 4 months of 2010 have passed and the apps for this grant are not available. We can’t help but wonder just how serious Tennessee is about promoting solar energy.

    Solar, for the time being, is a one on one sale but who in the heck can sell without an application for the grant.

    I would truly like to know what is going on before I waste any more time or money.
    Jim Lindsey


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