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Apr, 12 2013 09:04
Energy Efficiency Programs Minus Engaging, Hands-On Tools May be Useless
In a recent blog post on Forbes.com, William Pentland noted that results from a recent survey conducted by the Consumer Electronics Association (CEA), revealed that “people participating in energy-management programs sponsored by electric utilities are only saving negligible amounts of money on their monthly bills compared to non-participating consumers…perhaps because they’re not engaging in ‘hands-on’ activities that encourage them to take action and truly measure their efforts.”
Pentland quoted Steve Koenig, director of industry analysis for CEA as saying, “Consumers are interested in how electricity management programs could reduce their monthly electric bills; however, our survey found there is little difference in the bills of those enrolled in electricity management programs and those who are not.”
Pentland went on to note that “more than half of consumers expressed interest in participating in utility-sponsored energy management programs, especially programs that allowed them to manage energy consumption through devices in the home or an online portal.”
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