A conventional wisdom suggests that only action creates results. I tend to agree, except that is must be a correct action.

How do you what energy project is the right one?
How to choose between projects when each vendor claims attractive savings?

I do not have a crystal ball either, but I can suggest a proven way to make a decision – measure your consumption, analyse collected data, model possible future performance and then act on your findings.

Investing time and money into implementation of projects, aka Acting, without recommendations derived from analysis of data measured at your facility is akin buying the same medicine as was prescribed to your uncle.