Rocky Mountain Institute Report and Interactive Map Highlight Electricity Sector Inefficiencies

February 18 2009 / by Garry Golden
Category: Energy   Year: General   Rating: 3 Hot

RMI mapEfficiency is widely considered the 'low hanging fruit' for improving the energy sector.

And while it is tempting to seek out gains via some mass market consumer push with hybrids and new lightbulbs, the greatest near term returns are to be found within the utility sector (electricity power generation) and among power hungry industrial clients.

Rocky Mountain Institute's consulting arm RMI ERT has identified US opportunities to 'close the electric productivity gap' around tremendous cost and carbon savings.   

To suport this vision of a more efficient power generation sector, RMI has released a new report: Assessing the Electric Productivity Gap and the U.S. Efficiency Opportunity [PDF] and an interactive map that ranks every state in the the US.


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