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Canada/U.S. efficiency investments “trending positive overall”

May 4, 2015 - The Consortium for Energy Efficiency (CEE) released its 9th Annual Industry Report, indicating stable energy efficiency expenditures in 2013 and suggesting growth in 2014 budgets.


May 5, 2015
By Anthony Capkun

The report (below) covers energy efficiency and demand response programs managed by electricity & gas utilities and efficiency programs in Canada and the U.S. Total expenditures for 2013 remained at the same level as 2012, “despite volatile gas prices, changes in state policies, and increasingly complex utility business models”.

“Despite regulatory setbacks in some states, planned efficiency investments represented by 2014 budgets of $9.9 billion are trending positive overall,” explained CEE executive director Ed Wisniewski.

CEE’s Annual Industry Report provides an annual trend analysis of energy efficiency and demand-response budgets, expenditures and savings, with data from 347 utility and non-utility program administrators from every U.S. state and nine Canadian provinces.