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Jim Newton, P.E., DEE
Saving energy through energy efficiency improvements can cost less than generating, transmitting and distributing energy from power plants. Energy efficiency provides multiple economic and environmental benefits. Energy savings can reduce operating costs for local governments, freeing up resources for additional investments in energy efficiency and other priorities. Energy efficiency can also help to reduce air pollution and greenhouse gas emissions, improve energy security and independence and create jobs.
Local governments can promote energy efficiency in their jurisdictions by developing and implementing strategies that improve the efficiency of municipal facilities and operations and/or encourage energy efficiency in residential, commercial and industrial sectors.
In this course, you are required to study the US EPA publication, “Energy Efficiency in Local Government Operations” provided as a pdf document as a part of this course. This document describes the steps local governments can take to develop and implement greenhouse gas reduction programs utilizing energy efficiency.
This course includes a multiple-choice quiz at the end, which is designed to enhance the understanding of the course materials.
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