Push To Ramp Up Energy Efficiency Faces Hurdles Of Trustnhpr, December 30, 2014
When the results of a state-commissioned study on energy efficiency came out recently, its findings weren’t surprising to people watching the Granite State’s policies. One of its central findings was that “New Hampshire could cost effectively be doing 10 times more energy efficiency than it is now,” explains Natalie, an efficiency advocate with the Northeast Energy Efficiency Partnerships (NEEP). Treat, and many others who look at energy policy, argue that New Hampshire should do more.
The standard argument for this is pretty simple: every year homeowners, businesses and institutions in the state spend about $6 billion dollars on fuel and electricity; $3.9 billion, that’s 65 percent, of those dollars go out of state immediately. Saving that money would mean more of it sloshing around generally in the New Hampshire economy.