October 24, 2012 13:00 ET

Energy Efficiency Is a Proven Economic Winner

Energy Service Industry Created Roughly 300,000 Jobs, Provided $50 Billion in Energy Savings and $25 Billion in Physical Infrastructure Improvements Since 1990

WASHINGTON, D.C.--(Marketwire - Oct 24, 2012) - National Association of Energy Service Companies releases statement on the success of the energy efficiency industry in creating new jobs and improving the national infrastructure in advance of 29th annual conference, November 7-9 in New Orleans.

The National Association of Energy Service Companies (NAESCO) will host several hundred of the country's leading energy experts during its 29th annual national conference at the Roosevelt Hotel in New Orleans on November 7-9, 2012.

NAESCO Executive Director Terry E. Singer released the following statement in advance of the conference: "At a time when the presidential candidates are debating the best way to support job creation, the energy-efficiency industry is one of the only industries to grow consistently over the course of the recession, hiring people for good-paying and long-term jobs." She said that nationwide, the energy service industry has created roughly 300,000 jobs, provided $50 billion in energy savings and $25 billion in public infrastructure improvements since 1990.

NAESCO Chairman Jim Dixon said, "Despite the magnitude of energy efficiency work that has already been implemented, there is still tremendous potential across many types of facilities for energy efficiency to create energy and dollar savings for customers and ratepayers." He added that "Energy efficiency is the most economic, cleanest, readily deployable, and under-utilized energy resource available to address growing energy demand."

At the November conference, several hundred of the country's leading energy efficiency and renewable providers, manufacturers and distributors will meet in New Orleans to analyze the domestic and global economic and energy forces affecting the energy market with a special focus on the major forces shaping future market growth by region and by customer segment.

NAESCO President Donald Gilligan said that "The energy efficiency industry's vibrant economic growth didn't develop accidentally. A combination of smart policies, investments in new technology and private/public partnerships have all been integral to building this new economic powerhouse. NAESCO members have been at the forefront of this movement and will continue to create and advocate for the kind of innovation we need to put Americans back to work."

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To schedule an interview with a NAESCO executive or energy service industry leader contact Meghan Cieslak at 202-822-0950,

For more than 25 years, the National Association of Energy Service Companies (NAESCO) has been the preeminent national trade organization representing and promoting the energy efficiency industry in the marketplace, the media, and the government both at the state and federal level. For more information visit:

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