29 Nov '13, 3pm

Good news! Energy efficiency decreasing energy use! #aquathermcares

NRDC reports energy use has dropped below 1999 levels in a “remarkable turnaround” driven by efficiency innovations—but there’s more to do. By Candace Pearson Economic and Energy Consumption Trends NRDC found energy consumption has been dropping since 2007, even as the economy has grown; the two diverged from their lockstep increases almost 40 years ago. A new report from the Natural Resources Defense Council (NRDC) declares that United States energy use peaked in 2007 and continues to trend downward, primarily due to energy efficiency. Jubilantly titled “America’s (Amazingly) Good Energy News ,” the analysis shows total U.S. energy use in 2012 was below 1999 levels even though the economy grew by more than 25% (adjusted for inflation) during that period. Having more than doubled the economic productivity of oil, natural gas, and electricity in the last 40 years, the repor...

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