Energy Task Force Chair says Missourians need to conserve
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Energy Task Force Chair says Missourians need to conserve

Date: October 16, 2006
By: Rachel Bunning
State Capitol Bureau

Intro: The governor's Energy Task Force Chair Jeff Davis says Missourians need to practice conservation in their every day lives.

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A report from the North American Electric Reliability Council is promoting efforts by citizens and businesses alike to prevent the fall of the national power supply before it reaches unhealthy levels.

Chairman of the governor's Energy Task Force, Jeff Davis, says citizens should worry more about what happens when public utilities have to purchase energy from the open market.

He says Missourians who are used to spending six cents per kilowatt could see prices triple if there is no reduction in energy use.

Davis says Missourians need to conserve if they don't want prices to increase.

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Description: Davis says the state should encourage people to not buy unnecessary appliances in order to decrease the rising power demand.

Davis also encourages consumers to try to limit using power during peak times, early in the morning and the afternoon when people get home from work.
 
 


 

 


Intro: A national electricity assessment is calling for proactive consumer and business efforts to ensure a stable power supply in the future.

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The North American Electric Reliability Council identified twenty two necessary actions to ensure energy efficiency. These included consumer efficiency programs as well as adding power generation facilities.

Spokesperson for AmerenUE, Mike Cleary, agrees with the report but says Missouri's regional power supply is sufficient.

 
However, Cleary says he thinks conservation efforts are still necessary.

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Description: Cleary says people should look at incentives to use power more efficiently in order to cut down on the increasing number of power plants.


Cleary says it's important to plan for the future on energy issues and promotes participation in pilot programs geared toward energy reduction and the purchase of more efficient appliances.

From the capitol, I'm Rachel Bunning.