Benefits of Energy Efficiency Abound
The growth potential of solar power in South Carolina has been in the spotlight this year, but energy efficiency has been a behind-the-scenes constant workhorse garnering little attention, writes Shelley Hudson Robbins, energy and state policy director for Upstate Forever.
Solar power is considered an energy resource, like fracked gas, nuclear and coal. It’s time to think about energy efficiency the same way, Robbins says in an op-ed for GoUpstate.com.
Upstate Forever will continue to push for energy efficiency policy improvements as part of a new effort called the South Carolina Energy Efficiency Roadmap. The initiative was launched this fall by the S.C. Office of Regulatory Staff / S.C. Energy Office in partnership with Duke University's Nicholas Institute for Environmental Policy Solutions.