US, World Are Making BIG Strides In Energy Efficiency says a new International Energy Agency study, reports Jeff Spross at Climate Progress. Between 2005 and 2010, advances in energy efficiency saved the US and ten advanced western nations from burning $420 BILLION worth of oil. And without those advances, the total energy consumption of those countries would have been 65 percent higher in 2010. Yazooo, way to go! This news alone lends powerful support to the argument that Peter Lehner makes at GreentechMedia that America’s greatest hidden energy asset is energy efficiency.
Join the swelling numbers of voters TELLING Congress they’ll vote for Clean Energy candidates here: http://signon.org/sign/we-are-the-clean-99?source=c.em.cp&r_by=487176 . This is an ongoing campaign (the next Congressional election is in 2 years!) so please, spread the word. It’s our way of telling Congress that a strong clean energy voting bloc is out there. This is how YOU can make a difference.
For more on Climate Change, check out my weekly column at the HuffingtonPost, Climate Change This Week : http://www.huffingtonpost.com/author/index.php?author=mary-ellen-harte
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