Maryland: Ahead of the Game in Energy Efficiency

Chalk up a big win for the Free State! A first-of-its-kind, just-released American Council for an Energy-Efficient Economy (ACEEE) study shows that the state’s energy efficiency investment portfolio, dubbed EmPOWER Maryland, will save us $4 billion on our electricity bills. These savings accrue thanks to programs delivering solid, tested energy efficiency measures (e.g., more efficient heating and cooling technology, better insulation, less wasteful light bulbs, etc.).

All told the return on investment is almost two dollars for every one dollar invested, as you can see in the summary table below.

From ACEEE report

While the numbers are impressive, the stories behind them are even better.

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