World Watch Institute reports:
"The U.S. National Action Plan for Energy Efficiency (NAPEE), is a national commitment to energy efficiency by more than 50 leading U.S. gas and electric utilities, utility regulators, and partner organizations. NAPEE estimates that if utilities were to invest roughly $7 billion a year in energy efficiency, this would -- yield annual savings to consumers of some $22 billion by 2017. These investment levels would result in the creation of about 298,000 jobs annually." See full article.