Energy Efficiency Slowdown?

Posted by Energy Wire on August 6, 2010 at 3:25 PM

Panelists at the CleanTech Open Panel on Energy Efficiency have suggested that there is room for improvement when it comes to making our homes and the electric grid more efficient. So what seems to be the hold up?
Problems range from ensuring that utilities have performance-based incentives to improve efficiency to identifying and convincing the decision makers responsible for energy efficiency in commercial buildings.

These building owners and utilities may be more concerned with profits. And if there are businesses (particularly start-ups) willing to adopt the efficiency standards, there is often minimal funding to support them.

In addition to business foot dragging, there’s the issue of convincing homeowners to adopt energy saving retrofits. It seems as though consumers and business owners alike are both reluctant to jump on the green bandwagon.

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