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swimming pool pumps; energy efficiency

Our Position: oppose
Bill Number: HB2775
Sponsor: Pratt
Legislative Session: 2012 Legislative Session

HB2775 swimming pool pumps; energy efficiency (Pratt) repeals the more energy efficient variable speed pool pump standards for Arizona. Old, inefficient pool pumps are a drain on our pocketbooks. Requiring more efficient pool pumps helps Arizonans save on their electric bills and reduce energy consumption, water consumption, and air pollution.

These efficiency standards are not a hardship. Energy efficient pool pumps save customers about $140 per year on average. Upgrading from a single-speed pool pump to a dual-speed pool pump costs $180. That means the payback period for these pumps is just over one year. These standards will save Arizona Public Service and Salt River Project customers over $100 million by 2020. That is nothing to sneeze at.

Status

The bill now goes to a conference committee and then back to each House for final action.

Action Needed

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Background

Old, inefficient pool pumps are a drain on our pocketbooks. Requiring more efficient pool pumps helps Arizonans save on their electric bills and reduce energy consumption, water consumption, and air pollution.

Energy efficiency is the cleanest, cheapest energy resource available. It helps us keep jobs and money in Arizona and saves us money on our bills immediately. It also saves us money in the long run by ensuring that we don’t pay for the construction of unnecessary power plants and transmission lines. The Legislature should support energy efficiency because it contributes to a strong economic environment in Arizona.

Energy efficiency is a net positive for the economy, and our environment as it helps reduce pollution and water consumption, plus it keeps more of our energy dollars in our state.

     
     

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