C-Ville Tomorrow: Panelists Discuss Community’s Energy Future
By Jason Ha & Brian Wheeler
Sunday, April 24, 2011
What are the local benefits of energy efficiency? What is the future of energy use in Virginia and the world?
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Adams described LEAP’s goal of helping create a “sustainable energy future” for Charlottesville-Albemarle. She also provided an overview of some benefits of implementing residential and commercial energy efficiency measures.
“Energy efficiency means doing more and doing better with less,” said Adams. “Energy efficiency is generally the least expensive, most benign, most deployable, and yet the least visible, least understood, most neglected way to provide energy.”
Adams said LEAP’s programs were aimed at eliminating obstacles to improved energy efficiency for both homeowners and businesses, and that the resulting financial savings would provide local jobs and economic development.
“The more money that stays in the pocketbooks of building owners, the more money that can be spent in the local community,” Adams said.