STATE HOUSE, BOSTON, MA – The Mass. House of Representatives is joining a nationwide effort in declaring October 4, 2023 as national Energy Efficiency Day. This resolution is part of an effort among business leaders, advocates and elected officials working to educate people about the benefits of reducing energy waste and saving money. After all, the cleanest and greenest kind of energy is the energy you didn’t use in the first place!
This resolution builds off the work already done by the Legislature in advancing energy efficiency legislation, including the Energy SAVE Act which was signed into law last session. The Energy SAVE Act updates energy and water efficiency standards for common household and commercial appliances. Efficiency standards ensure that the products we purchase use less energy and water while preserving quality and affordability.
“This Energy Efficiency Resolution builds off of the work already done by the Legislature in advancing energy efficiency legislation, including our Energy SAVE Act which was signed into law last term,” said Rep. Cutler (D-Duxbury), lead sponsor of the resolution. “We know that the cleanest and greenest kind of energy is the energy we don’t use in the first place and energy efficiency day is the perfect time to highlight these efforts. We are grateful to Speaker Mariano, Chairman Roy, many others who have promoted this effort.”
The non-profit Appliance Standards Awareness Project estimates that by 2025 state consumers and businesses will save more than $100 million per year with these new standards, while at the same time reducing our carbon emissions by 113,000 metric tons. Massachusetts has been a national leader in energy efficiency and these actions ensure we will continue to be so.
Organizations and individuals are encouraged to promote Energy Efficiency Day through social media using #EEDAY2023 to encourage residents to save money and save energy.