Appalachia: How Energy Efficiency Could Help Transform the Land of “Clean Coal”

Appalachia has long been one of the country’s leading sources of coal, producing 35% of the national output. As a result, energy prices have historically been low in the region, decreasing the economic incentive for consumers to prioritize efficiency. The policy changes suggested in the report would reduce annual energy consumption in the region from 11.2 quads to 7.7 quads by 2030