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Energy Efficiency

When it comes to wasting energy, Missouri ranks among the top ten states in the nation.  Missouri’s lack of energy efficiency policy results in millions of tons of coal burning needlessly and our wasting millions of dollars on utility bills every year.

Missouri Votes Conservation is working to advance policies in Jefferson City which:

  • Encourage energy smart construction practices
  • Convert leftover industrial heat into electricity
  • Incentivize utilities to choose energy efficiency programs before building new power plants
  • Create secure new financing mechanisms to pay for the upfront cost of energy efficiency and renewable energy retrofits on homes and businesses.

Energy Production Costs (per kilowatt hour):

Energy Efficiency costs between $0.025 and $0.03/ kilowatt hour (kWh)

Wind (without subsidies) is $0.075/kWh

Newly Installed nuclear power will cost between $0.12 and $0.30/kWh

$61 million in Qualified Energy Conservation Bonds were available for energy efficiency investment in Missouri.