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Portland Press Herald

Maine ripe for energy-efficiency savings, study says

It describes how homes, businesses, and industry can spend millions less on power, and others tell success stories
By
Tux Turkel

FREEPORT – Maine homes and businesses could trim their overall electricity consumption by 16 percent over the next decade by installing more-efficient lights, equipment and appliances, a new study for Efficiency Maine Trust has concluded.

Programs run by Efficiency Maine Trust can help achieve that goal, depending on how much funding from electricity customers is approved by state utility regulators.

The study was released Wednesday at an awards ceremony and symposium meant to show how, and why, some of Maine's top employers are investing in energy efficiency. Highlights were presented by a senior staff member of The Cadmus Group, the Waltham, Mass.-based firm that did the study.