Henderson City Councilwoman Debra March has a strong guest op-ed in the Las Vegas Sun today urging the Public Utilities Commission of Nevada to fully fund energy efficiency programs.
That’s a good choice for Nevada, although it might add a buck or so to a typical $100 bill. Despite the recession and the collapse of the rapid-growth environment of the early ’00s, energy consumption here has continued to grow. If we don’t control our appetite for electricity, we will be forced to add new generating capacity. That would be a lot more expensive than conservation.
Conservation is the easiest, cheapest, fastest way to avoid having to build new generation.
Read Councilwoman March’s take on the issue here: http://www.lasvegassun.com/news/2012/dec/18/gift-energy-efficiency/