Why do states struggle so much with implementing energy efficiency policies and programs? Saving money on electric bills “gives families more money to spend on groceries, childcare, and other necessities of life,” according to pediatrician Barbara Nabrit-Stephens, writing recently in the Tampa Bay Times. As a member of Florida Clinicians for Climate Action, she is concerned about how these underlying challenges are aggravated in a warming world with “brutal heat waves and stronger storms.”

However, there is a solution. “When we use less electricity, we save money and reduce power plant pollution that creates smog, accelerates warming, and harms our health,” Dr. Nabrit-Stephens says.

Building energy consumption is approximately 40% of global energy. By 2020, global energy consumption is estimated to upsurge by 2.2% per

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