by zebedee_177

It seeks further energy efficiency planning from utilities, which seems a worthwhile goal; however, the way of measuring cost effective is if the program returns the original investment, but nothing more.  Would any of us make an investment with the expectation that we receive our money back without compensation for the risk we take or the time value of money?  It doesn’t make a distinction between tangible and intangible costs and benefits.  It also requires 5% of any program to go toward low-income families, when they have no extra money to make energy efficient improvements.