The St. Louis Post-Dispatch recently published an opinion article urging Missouri to get more energy efficient.
John Hickey, the director of the Missouri chapter for the Sierra Club, writes, “Missouri homeowners and businesses should embrace energy efficiency. Our opportunity is big because Missourians are wasting so much energy.”
He goes on to cite that the American Council for an Energy-Efficient Economy (ACEEE) ranked Missouri the 43rd out of the 50 states for energy efficiency. According to a study by the ACEEE, Missouri could reduce electricity use by 17.3 percent by 2025 with a comprehensive energy efficiency program.
Hickey says taking energy efficient measures provides multiple benefits including lower utility bills, less air pollution, and more jobs.
Read more about the opinion at the St. Louis Post-Dispatch.