Governor Robert Bentley on Thursday announced that the State of Alabama has saved taxpayers nearly four million dollars by cutting energy costs of state government agencies. The savings reported for 2012 came following a December 2011 Executive Order issued by Governor Bentley requiring state facilities to reduce energy consumption by 30 percent from 2005 levels.
“State employees are taking many steps to reduce costs and make better use of taxpayer dollars. State agencies are operating more efficiently, and our energy-saving program is making a significant difference,” Governor Bentley said. “The savings reported today prove that we will meet and exceed our original financial target as more agencies are able to participate and additional conservation measures are implemented.”