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Ameren Missouri VP Says He is Looking Broader than just Efficiency Rates.

Date: November 1, 2011
By: Tong Gao
State Capitol Bureau

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A leader of Missouri's largest electric utility disagrees with ranking the state as one of the worst in energy efficiency.
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Wrap: 

The American Council for an Energy-Efficient Economy ranked Missouri 44th in energy efficiency around the nation.

Ameren Missouri Vice President Warren Wood says the study is beneficial in raising an awareness.

However, Wood also says efficiency rates were not enough to represent the state's performance in energy space.

Actuality:  WARREN3.WAV
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Description: "You are highlighting one piece of the puzzle, and really if you want to talk about the entire energy space, you need to look broader than just efficiency rates."

Wood says the state is working to increase clean energy and reduce carbon emissions.

Yet this progress is not mentioned in the Council's rank.

Reporting from the state Capitol, I'm Tong Gao.

Intro: 
A top official of the state's largest utility company is challenging a national council which ranked Missouri as one of the worst states in energy efficiency.
RunTime:  0:39
OutCue:  SOC

Wrap: 

The American Council for an Energy-Efficient Economy ranked Missouri as one of the worst states in energy efficiency.

But the state's largest electric utility Ameren Missouri did a similar study in January 2010.

The utilities' Vice President Warren Wood explains some of the disagreements.

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Description: "Some of the things that I would say were reasonable consistency is we did identify a great deal of potential for energy efficiency, if the regulatory policy framework is supportive our energy going forward."

In spite of the differences in the two studies, Wood says the Council's study is beneficial in raising an awareness.

Reporting from the state Capitol, I'm Tong Gao.


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