According to a recent report released by McKinsey & Company, a consulting company energy efficiency can save the U.S. 0 billion by the year 2020. Also the report states our country can reach half our target towards lowering carbon emissions through energy efficiency. The report called, “Unlocking Energy Efficiency in the U.S. Economy” stresses not only the environmental benefits but highlights the economic benefits investing in energy efficiency.
Even though energy efficiency is one of our largest sources of energy, it has been ignored in public policy, why? Today many new products are being released to decrease energy usage in homes and businesses. For example LED Light Bulbs are becoming more affordable and are a great way to create “negawatts” in our energy supply. How do you invest in energy efficiency?