A new independent report on Wisconsin’s Focus on Energy demonstrates that the state energy-efficiency program keeps money in all ratepayers’ pockets while supporting Wisconsin’s economy and Main Street businesses.
“In 2012 alone, Focus on Energy saved Wisconsin homeowners and businesses $620 million in energy costs,” said Keith Reopelle, senior policy director of Clean Wisconsin, the state’s largest environmental advocacy group. “The latest report confirms that Focus is a critical program for our state.”
Created in 2001, Focus on Energy provides incentives and assistance to homeowners and businesses to reduce energy costs through energy efficiency. The latest report shows that for every $1 invested in the program, homeowners and businesses save $2.89 in energy costs, up from $2.46 in a 2011 legislative audit.
“Focus on Energy is a cost-effective program that not only directly helps Wisconsin residents and businesses who take advantage of it, it also saves all ratepayers money by reducing energy demand.”
In addition, Focus on Energy saved almost 650 million kilowatts of energy and almost 635,000 tons of carbon dioxide emissions in 2012. The program is helping businesses stay competitive by reducing energy bills while additionally saving homeowners money. For more information about Focus on Energy, visit focusonenergy.com.