Energy Efficiency, Conservation, & Economic Development in Illinois*

“It is easier to invent the future than to predict it*”

Efficiency v. Conservation

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Some Challenges for Efficiency

The price of the Model T Ford*

What Does Air Conditioner Efficiency Really Cost?

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An Alternative for Illinois

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Residential Efficiency Opportunities

Some Efficiency is Painless:
The Furnace Fan Example

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Commercial Efficiency Opportunities

Industrial Efficiency Opportunities

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Utility Options

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Projecting the Future:
Two Scenarios

The differences are

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Some allies and vehicles

Midwest Energy Efficiency Alliance

Summary of Regional Utility Activity

What are MEEA’s current  Regional Programs?


Thank You

What is on the horizon?

Contact Information

Utility Programs?

Building Codes


Combined Heat & Power*


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