Duke Energy launches latest initiative for energy efficiency

Luis Martinez  of the Natural Resources Defense Council in Asheville welcomed the South Carolina move in an article published last week on the Energy Collective, a moderated forum on energy policy, technology and climate change. "More investment in energy efficiency will reduce the need for dirty power generation and cut the health dangers that this pollution creates," Martinez wrote. "The program could entice Duke Energy to look to efficiency as the first resource tapped to meet energy demands in the two states." He notes that almost 90 percent of the savings on energy will go to customers under the newsystem.

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