US, World Are Making BIG Strides In Energy Efficiency

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

 Find this interesting?  Please re-post it!

Source

http://thinkprogress.org/climate/2013/10/17/2801231/world-energy-efficiency/

http://www.greentechmedia.com/articles/read/energy-efficiency-americas-most-important-resource

Advertisements

About melharte

Mel (Mary Ellen) Harte is a biologist (PhD) and climate change educator. She co-authored the free online book, COOL THE EARTH, SAVE THE ECONOMY, available at www.CoolTheEarth.US, and writes the CLIMATE CHANGE THIS WEEK column at the HuffingtonPost. Living summers in the alpine Rockies, she is on the frontlines of watching what climate change can do. Her diagnostic digital photographs of wildflowers have appeared in numerous publications.
This entry was posted in Uncategorized and tagged , , , , , , , . Bookmark the permalink.

Leave a Reply

Fill in your details below or click an icon to log in:

WordPress.com Logo

You are commenting using your WordPress.com account. Log Out / Change )

Twitter picture

You are commenting using your Twitter account. Log Out / Change )

Facebook photo

You are commenting using your Facebook account. Log Out / Change )

Google+ photo

You are commenting using your Google+ account. Log Out / Change )

Connecting to %s