America’s Energy Consumption is on the Right Track

Posted by Jeff Euclide on Tuesday, February 3, 2015

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Using less energy is always good. Lower costs and environmental impacts, pay dividends, both on the bottom line and environment.

Relatively quietly, Americans have been using less and less energy to power their homes, even as the vast majority of us have more and more electronics in our homes. According to E. Donald Elliott’s article “Energy Efficiency Standards A Quiet Success” recent home energy usage levels have fallen to 2001 levels. Although a vast amount of factors come into play to affect overall energy consumption, some credit has to be given to the success of the U.S. Department of Energy’s (DOE) energy efficiency standards that have been implemented over the last years, with significant restrictions required of product manufacturers among various markets.

There is still much headway to be made, but when energy is a focus, whether at home via conservation and products or work, through energy audits and energy reduction planning, savings can be realized and those savings can be reinvested elsewhere towards progress and other initiatives.

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