Which electricity resource, on average,
costs utilities the least?
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Levelized costs (cents per kWh)
Research published by the American Council for an Energy-Efficient Economy (ACEEE) last summer revealed that, on average, it costs utilities less to avoid using energy than it does to develop energy from other sources, including renewables like wind and solar. The takeaway? While renewables are key to a sustainable energy future, investing in energy efficiency now is the best and fastest way to achieve reductions in energy costs and carbon use.