Juniata Valley Audubon thanks the Pennsylvania Public Utility Commission for defending our energy efficiency standards from efforts by utility companies to weaken them by up to 50 percent.
Pennsylvania's state energy efficiency requirements have saved bill payers hundreds of millions per year on their electric bills, created thousands of new jobs and greatly reduced toxic air pollution and greenhouse gas emissions.
The cleanest possible kilowatt-hour is the one that is never generated.
Energy efficiency reduces demand for coal and natural gas, and therefore lessens the impact of their extraction and combustion. It is also cheaper than any form of electricity generation.
Juniata Valley Audubon is strongly opposed to the weakening of energy efficiency policies that save us money and protect the environment.