Celebrating National Energy Efficiency Day
Hawaii Energy proudly recognizes Wednesday, October 6, 2021 as national Energy Efficiency Day!
We are among the nearly 900 local governments, university, organizations, corporations, and utilities participating in this year’s campaign, which highlights the significant benefits of making smart energy choices and reducing energy consumption.
According to the American Council for an Energy-Efficiency Economy (ACEEE), reducing energy waste is a crucial step in addressing climate change. From an increasing amount of extreme weather events – including hurricanes and flooding – to harmful shifts in our marine ecosystems and air quality, Hawaii is no stranger to the impacts of being dependent on fossil fuel-generated electricity, one of the leading causes of climate change. In fact, energy efficiency measures alone have the potential to reduce U.S. energy use and greenhouse gas emissions by nearly 50% by 2050.
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Far more cost-effective and easier to adopt than renewable sources, installing energy-efficient equipment in homes and businesses also saves Americans billions of dollars on utility bills, including over $1 billion in Hawaii*. Locally, Governor Ige has issued a proclamation in honor of Energy Efficiency Day in Hawaii recognizing the important contributions of energy efficiency work to our state’s vitality:
So whether it is taking a small step today, like taking a shorter shower or purchasing a smart power strip, or a large one, like advocating for energy-saving practices in your workplace, we thank you for playing your part.
*over the lifetime of efficiency measures installed since 2009.
Media Contact:Shayna Doi
Marketing & Communications Manager