Summer Creates Energy Conservation Challenges
During those hot days recently, we heard the familiar pleas from electric companies to ease up on our use of energy-sucking appliances during peak afternoon hours. Those alerts prompted this comment from energy lobbyist Bob Stannard: “Why is it that we need a heat wave for us to conserve energy? If we conserved to the max every day we wouldn't have to panic for a few days.”
Bob Murphy is a project manager at Efficiency Vermont, the state's conservation utility. He spoke with Vermont Edition about the goal of conserving electricity in the summer months.