Andy Mead's article (Dec. 5 Herald-Leader news story: "The meter's running; With costs rising, groups urge conservation") on energy efficiency sparked a critical conversation on the wasteful electricity usage among Kentucky's residents, businesses and industries.
Bob Marshall, CEO of East Kentucky Power Co-op in a subsequent column pointed out that EKPC member co-ops offer energy efficiency programs and implied they are doing everything to serve their customers. The Kentucky Environmental Foundation, Sierra Club and Kentuckians for the Commonwealth reported in February that, if done right, energy efficiency and renewable energy are cheaper and safer for EKPC than building new coal-fired power plants.
Energy efficiency is more than a green image or a customer relations program; it is a viable solution to an economic, health and environmental problem spiraling out of control.
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