New energy efficiency standards passed by the Texas Legislature this year may lead to a long-term fiscal impact for the city of Killeen.

However, rather than being a costly unfunded mandate, these new standards could save money.

Senate Bill 898 calls for political subdivisions to establish a goal of reducing electric consumption by 5 percent each fiscal year for 10 years. The legislation took effect on Sept. 1.

Full article at the Killeen Daily Herald.