Opinion: Energy Efficiency is the most cost-effective tool to fight climate change right now

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LLOYD KASS / NJ SPOTLIGHT – New Jersey now has impressive plans to take bold climate action. Last year’s Clean Energy Act set a new path for clean energy in the state, and more recent discussions in Trenton around the Draft Energy Master Plan demonstrate a commitment to reduce carbon emissions in the energy, buildings and transportation sectors.

A major expansion of energy efficiency programs for residents and business owners has been presented as central to the state’s environmental and economic future — and this is the right thing to do. Despite our state leaders’ good intentions and their improved engagement of stakeholders around clean energy of late, we need to move much more rapidly — act now — to truly scale energy efficiency in our communities, homes and businesses …

Lloyd Kass is senior vice president for utility strategy at Lime Energy in Newark, N.J.

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