Newsplex - Green - Headlines

Report: Va Could Cut Energy Need by 20 Percent

September 19, 2008

(AP) - A new report says Virginia could reduce its electricity needs by one-fifth by 2025 through energy efficiency.

The report released Friday by the American Council for an Energy-Efficient Economy gives policymakers 11 recommendations for pursuing that goal. The suggestions include revising energy building codes and helping low-income households adopt energy-efficient practices, such as home weatherization.

The nonprofit organization says its recommendations could save Virginians $15 billion on utility bills by 2025 and create nearly 10,000 new jobs.


The comments sections of Newsplex.com are designed for thoughtful, intelligent conversation and debate. We want to hear from our viewers, but we ask that you follow our rules for commenting. E-mail is required to comment on a story, but it will not be displayed with your comment. For complete rules, CLICK HERE. The Newsplex reserves the right to not post or to remove any comment.
powered by Disqus
Gray Television, Inc. - Copyright © 2002-2014 - Designed by Gray Digital Media - Powered by Clickability 28658014 - newsplex.com/a?a=28658014