US electric consumption in the south accounts for 32 percent which is more than any other region. Gradually the South is beginning to realize the potential savings with community-based energy efficiency programs. A recent review of the effectiveness of the programs by Cadmus Group revealed “16 southeastern cities generated $3.87 million in economic output for every $1 million spent on retrofits. The cities achieved the savings through a Department of Energy program from 2010 to 2013.”
Southeast Energy Efficiency Alliance outlook seems to indicate public/private partnerships and new utility programs and limited to non-existent state energy efficiency resource standards.
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