Don’t worry, there were energy savings to be had, $500,000 rather than the estimated $3 million. It sounds like a failure, but the economy put a damper on the expected surge in energy prices in the last year.
However, there were a slew of other savings, which indirectly impact the consumption of energy. For example, the state state fleet 3 million
fewer miles in the past year, resulting in a savings of $1.4 million. Labor costs, plummeted by $4.1 million because of state workers used a lot less overtime, too. I imagine gas tanks stayed fuller longer for state workers as a result of the shorter work week as well.
Source: The Salt Lake City Tribune