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California Utilities Have Spent $1.6 Billion On Efficiency Programs Since 2006, Study Finds

October 12, 2018 by Abhay Sharma

(Source: Capital Public Radio) Publicly-owned utilities eliminated pollution emitted by the equivalent of more than 430,000 cars in the past 12 years, according to a new study by environmental nonprofit organization the Natural Resources Defense Council. The study’s authors report that 38 utilities — ranging from the Los Angeles Department of Water and Power to small companies serving less than 400 customers — avoided the need for two 500-megawatt power plants and saved 6,500 GWh of electricity. Publicly-owned utilities provide power to almost one-quarter of California’s population. Read full article…

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