Getting More of the “Less” Market

Getting More of the “Less” Market

At $5 to $7 billion and climbing, the market for energy efficiency improvements represents a big opportunity for ESCOs and their partners. But turning potential into business for electrical professionals requires creative deal structures and more comprehensive solutions.

Amidst tumbling fossil fuel prices, the flowering of new oil and gas extraction technologies, and the snail’s pace adoption of alternative energy, it can be tempting to declare interest in energy conservation officially in hibernation. But even at a time of sub-$2 gasoline, many heavy users and dominant suppliers of energy know that any vacation from concerns about global energy consumption trends is temporary, at best.

The alarming concept of “peak oil” may be tarnished, yet it

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