Help From Uncle Sam To Achieve Energy Efficiency

U.S. industry runs up an energy bill of more than $200 billion a year, and the federal Department of Energy wants to help companies reduce that expense through cost-effective investments in energy efficiency and combined heat and power (CHP) – the concurrent production of electrical power and useful thermal power from a single fuel source.

The Department estimates that the nation’s industrial sector has the potential to achieve total energy savings of 5 quadrillion Btu (some $50 billion worth) by investing $100 billion in cost-efficient energy technologies – including insulation. The DOE goal is to reduce manufacturing energy intensity by 25% over ten years, and they have several outreach programs designed to help companies cut energy consumption and costs.

Read about the DOE’s Industrial Technical Assistance programs here…