U.S. Manufacturers Save $1 Billion, 11 Million Tons of CO2 Through Energy Efficiency Investments

energy.gov Sometimes, it’s hard to follow and understand the big-picture impact of investing in energy efficiency to save money, while reducing the nation’s carbon footprint. Information like this helps. This PDF download that lists the companies that were recognized for their participation — worth a look!

WASHINGTON – Underscoring the Obama Administration’s efforts to double energy productivity by 2030 and help businesses save money and energy, the Energy Department today recognized more than 120 manufacturers that are making smart investments to save on energy costs, cut greenhouse gas emissions and improve their bottom lines. Through the Department’s Better Buildings, Better Plants Program (Better Plants), over 1,750 plants across the United States have saved about $1 billion in energy costs and approximately 190 trillion British thermal units – equivalent to about 11 million metric tons of CO2 emissions.

During keynote remarks at the World Energy Engineering Congress today in Washington, D.C., Deputy Assistant Secretary for Energy Efficiency Kathleen Hogan praised Better Plants partners for their energy efficiency accomplishments and welcomed 12 new companies that joined the program over the last year. Full story.

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