Energy saving efforts save $3 million taxpayer dollars

Monday, April 26, 2010 | 3:51 p.m. CDT

ST. LOUIS — The state of Missouri's effort to cut back on energy consumption has saved enough kilowatts to power 2,500 households.

That's the word from Gov. Jay Nixon. The Democrat was in St. Louis on Monday to highlight the state government's effort to reduce energy consumption. Nixon spoke at Talisen Technologies, the contractor working with the state in the effort to cut energy consumption and costs.

It was a year ago that Nixon signed an executive order requiring agencies managed by the Office of Administration to reduce energy use by 2 percent annually for 10 years.

In fact, Nixon said the state agencies reduced energy consumption by 5.6 percent — saving taxpayers more than $3 million.


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