Louisiana is wasting time, money, and energy. Our households have the highest electricity usage in the nation. But it isn’t our fault. States around the country have implemented effective solutions to reduce energy waste and lower utility bills through energy efficiency programs. Unfortunately, despite efforts at the Louisiana Public Service Commission since 2009, Louisiana residents and businesses still only have anemic programs available to mitigate their rising energy costs.
This month, the Commission received stakeholder input on a new draft energy efficiency rule that could streamline a universal state-wide efficiency program under a single administrator.