Efficiency gains momentum, decrease emissions

Energy efficiency saves a lot of moneyEver since I started to delve into energy and environmental issues, I have been advocating energy efficiency. It is the cheapest solution, and also the best one. This is why I have called it the panacea to all our energy and climate problems.

It seems I wasn’t the only one to call for more efficiency as it was responsible for 75 percent of the carbon dioxide emissions reduction in 2012 in the United States of America. Natural gas only accounted for a quarter of these reductions.

Given how energy efficiency solution – like insulating houses – are also great at creating jobs, I guess they’ll play an increasing role in the near future. The recent announcement is just the beginning…


Edouard is a sustainability and energy professional committed to bringing our societies to a carbon neutral future. He has been writing on related topics on this very blog since 2007.

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