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Forum staff reports, Published April 21 2010

Crabtree unveils energy efficiency initiatives

Brad Crabtree, the Democratic-NPL candidate for the North Dakota Public Service Commission, announced Tuesday energy efficiency policy initiatives he wants to pursue to reduce unnecessary and costly energy use.

North Dakota has the highest per capita energy consumption of the 50 states and no energy efficiency policy, Crabtree said.

“We end up paying more for energy,” Crabtree said. “The Public Service Commission’s failure to take meaningful action on energy efficiency is contrary to the long-term financial interests of North Dakota consumers.”

Included in Crabtree’s proposed initiatives: