Recently the St. Louis Post Dispatch published an article written by Doug Sitton, President of Sitton Energy Solutions, that provides detail on how Missourians’ can cut their electricity bill by becoming more energy efficient.
From the article:
According to an analysis by SNL Energy (confirmed by data from the U.S. Energy Information Agency), from June 2007 to June 2016, Missouri’s retail electricity rates increased 46.7 percent, the fourth-fastest among all 50 states and the District of Columbia. Due to aging infrastructure and other reasons, rates are increasing in not just Missouri, but states across the country.
But by increasing investments in energy efficiency, Missouri can lower our electricity bills up to 6 percent on average by 2030 while we reduce harmful air and water pollution.
Furthermore, at the same time we are cutting electricity bills and reducing harmful pollution, we will put more people to work making homes and buildings to be more energy-efficient. A new analysis by the Natural Resources Defense Council (NRDC) finds that stronger energy efficiency investments in Missouri could create more than 8,000 jobs per year and add more than $600 million annually to the state’s economy.