Arizona households and businesses can cut electricity use by 21 percent and save $7.3 billion by 2020 if utilities ramp up energy-efficiency incentives, a public policy group said Tuesday.
“The report found that every dollar invested in energy efficiency returns more than $2 in savings on business and household utility bills.”
“The 270-page report calls for $5.5 billion in investments in efficiency programs by Arizona utilities, money that Geller said the companies would have to spend anyway on things like new power plants to keep up with demand.”
“Geller’s study said the energy saved would allow Arizona to avoid building or close 10 large power plants…”
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