Report on Money Savings in MA
Massachusetts just printed a GREAT REPORT on $money$ saved through energy efficiency.
It has lots of numbers, but it also has success stories & IDEAS
- Residential programs – MassSAVE & low income programs
- Small businesses
- Large commercial & industrial businesses
- Municipal efforts
They calculate that $18 bil left MA last year to pay for oil, gas etc. — 80% of total spent…just slightly higher than the 78% that the Greening Greenfield Energy Committee (GGEC) calculated as leaving Greenfield.
See below for blurb and link.
Patrick-Murray Administration Announces Significant Energy Savings for First Year of Statewide Energy Efficiency Plans
On July 7, 2011, the Commonwealth of Massachusetts released a report that summarizes the results of the Commonwealth’s energy efficiency plan after one year. The report found that in the first year of the program, the Commonwealth saved 625 gigawatt hours of electricity, 14 million therms of natural gas, and 376,000 metric tons of greenhouse gas emissions. The energy efficiency program, authorized by the Green Communities Act of 2008, sets three-year targets for electricity and natural gas savings. The report states that the Commonwealth’s investor-owned gas and electric utilities achieved 98 percent of electric and 103 percent of natural gas savings goals, while spending 10 percent less than budgeted.
The report, “Efficiency as Our First Fuel: Strategic Investments in Massachusetts’ Energy Future” (PDF) (24 pp, 2.2MB), is available for download.