“Southeast offers an enormous, untapped opportunity for the energy efficiency industry”

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.

Read more at: http://www.energyefficiencymarkets.com/energy-efficiency-southeast-embarrassment-opportunity/