Why Energy Efficiency Needs to Be Redefined with Higher Renewables Penetration

Why Energy Efficiency Needs to Be Redefined with Higher Renewables Penetration

Why Energy Efficiency Needs to Be Redefined with Higher Renewables Penetration

08/13/19

“Why do we need to rethink energy efficiency in the presence of a high renewables grid?”

Energy efficiency is often touted as one of the most effective ways of lowering carbon output. However, if the energy provided comes from a low carbon source, then it would not make much sense to focus on reducing energy usage. Instead, energy efficiency programs must target cutting energy where supplies are pollutive, such as natural gas for stoves. This is Why Energy Efficiency Needs to Be Redefined with Higher Renewables Penetration. 

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