Nevada Governor’s Office of Energy Celebrates Energy Efficiency Day


Carson City, NV - October 02, 2019

FOR RELEASE, Wednesday October 2nd, 8 a.m.

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Nevada Governor’s Office of Energy

Celebrates Energy Efficiency Day  

4th annual national event urging everyone to  

“Save Money. Cut Carbon. Breathe Easier.” 

 

CARSON CITY, NEVADA-- In recognition of the 4th annual national Energy Efficiency Day (EE Day) on Wednesday, October 2, 2019, the Nevada Governor’s Office of Energy (GOE) is joining regional and national organizations, businesses, utilities, universities, and individuals in promoting energy efficiency – the cheapest, quickest way to meet our energy needs, cut utility bills, and reduce pollution.

“Energy efficiency is a powerful economic engine in Nevada with more than 11,000 jobs associated with saving consumers energy and money in our state,” said David Bobzien, Director of the Nevada Governor’s Office of Energy. “Nevada has a growing number of manufacturers who are producing insulation, high efficiency windows, lighting, and other products that are being sold nationally. There are also thousands of people employed in making Nevada’s homes and businesses more energy efficient, which benefits other local businesses as well,” Bobzien added. “When we save energy, we tend to spend those savings in our local economy, generating additional jobs in the retail and service sectors.”

Reducing the energy used by manufacturers, homes, and businesses benefits everyone – especially energy bill payers. National data shows that the average household saves almost $500 yearly thanks to efficiency standards that apply to new appliances such as dishwashers, refrigerators and water heaters.

“Saving energy is good for Nevada’s economy—it’s also great for Nevada’s environment, cost-effectively reducing power plant emissions and saving water too,” Bobzien explained. “Energy efficiency illustrates a powerful way to reduce greenhouse gas emissions while improving our economy, something our office is excited to play a key role in advancing.”

To learn more about the Governor’s Office of Energy’s energy efficiency efforts, visit  http://energy.nv.gov/.

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About #EEDay2019: On Wednesday, October 2, 2019, a growing network of advocates, companies, government agencies, utilities, and others will showcase the benefits of energy efficiency during the 4th annual nationwide Energy Efficiency Day. Learn more at www.energyefficiencyday.org