Energy Efficiency Spending Soars

U.S. gas and electric utilities spent $6.1 billion last year on energy efficiency programs and services, according to data released by the Boston-based Consortium for Energy Efficiency (CEE). That represents a 43% increase over the previous year. Spending in Canada, however, was flat year over year.

The overall economy may be sluggish but that's not stopping America's energy efficiency machine.

You can find CEE's full report ( at their site.