Energy efficiency is a hot-button issue that is the source of many debates across the U.S. Among the most commonly asked questions are: What kind of energy-efficiency goals are realistic? What types of rebates and reward programs should energy providers have in place for consumers? And, how great is the demand for these conservation programs?
Perhaps nowhere are these questions being raised more often and louder than in the state of Florida, where a group of energy providers recently asked state regulators to reduce energy-efficiency benchmarks they say are too expensive and don’t benefit enough customers.