Tuesday, June 3, 2008

Energy Efficiency Myths and Truths

There are those that say the American way of life will not allow for energy conservation. That our economy cannot grow and worry about Global Warming at the same time. Well there's a study out now that will prove that thinking wrong. I found it on the lightsearch blog, where there is a fantastic summary. But you can also download the entire ACEE report here.

Some interesting facts (as summarized by Lightsearch):

• Given the right choices and investments in the many cost-effective but underutilized energy-efficient technologies, the United States can cost-effectively reduce energy consumption by an additional 25-30% or more over the course of the next 20-25 years;

• Annual investments in energy-efficient technologies currently support 1.6 million U.S. jobs; the $300 billion invested in energy efficiency in 2004 was three times the amount invested in traditional energy infrastructure;

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