PSC Increases Commitment to Energy Efficiency

In a decision that will create jobs and help homeowners and businesses save millions, the Public Service Commission (PSC) voted to increase support for Focus on Energy, the state’s energy efficiency program that has saved homeowners and businesses over $275,000,000 since its inception in 2000.
“Focus on Energy is a highly successful program that reduces energy bills, creates jobs, and helps protect our environment,” said Keith Reopelle, senior policy director at Clean Wisconsin. “We applaud the Public Service Commission for its great foresight in recognizing the important economic and environmental benefits of energy efficiency.”
Focus on Energy is dedicated to reducing energy use and energy bills. For every $1 invested in Focus on Energy to date, homeowners and businesses have saved $3.
The PSC’s vote also set new targets that together would decrease energy use 1.5 percent annually by 2014. Homeowners and businesses could expect to save about $15 per month on their energy bills over the next four years as a result of these energy savings.
Energy efficiency also creates thousands of jobs in the state. Focus on Energy has already created over 16,000 jobs in the state, and the vote ensures the program will continue to create at least 4,000 more jobs per year, according to an independent analysis.
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