NEWS: Energy efficiency savings may drop in the future

Amy Joi O’Donoghue
Deseret News


SALT LAKE CITY — Even as residential energy use continues to drop across the six states serviced by PacifiCorp, the utility company predicts that over the long-term, energy efficiency savings won’t be as big of a factor.

That scenario concerns clean energy advocates, who worry that PacifiCorp may decrease incentives that encourage customers in Utah and elsewhere to use less energy and keep more cash in their wallets.

“We don’t fully understand why reductions are taking place given that energy efficiency continues to be a cost effective and affordable energy resource,” said Utah Clean Energy’s Kevin Emerson.

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