EPA: energy efficiency benefits economy and environment

The convergence of several factors is making energy efficiency more attractive than ever, including a recovering economy, aging energy infrastructure, and new clean air requirements, according to a recent report by the American Council for an Energy Efficient Economy (ACEEE). “The U.S. is poised to make a major transition from dirty, outdated, and wasteful energy…

How to help Americans become more energy efficient

In a recent article on Foreign Policy, Vaclav Smil explores the American tendency to use more energy per capita than citizens of almost any other country on the planet, without receiving any obvious benefits from this dramatic consumption. “The United States now faces the choice of curbing its energy appetite with deliberation, commitment, and foresight,…