08 Feb '13, 6pm

Here's how to double U.S. energy efficiency by 2030.

Here's how to double U.S. energy efficiency by 2030.

Driven by technological improvements, strengthening policy, and behavior change, the U.S. economy is becoming less energy-intensive . But it could do much more. One prominent policy group ranks America ninth in efficiency among the twelve largest economies. So what would it take to double energy productivity over the next two decades? "Untying" economic growth from energy demand and creating a scenario that looks like this: A new commission chaired by U.S. Senator Mark Warner (D-VA) and National Grid US President Tom King has just released a detailed report with some recommendations on how to achieve such a scenario. The group, called the Alliance Commission on National Energy Efficiency Policy, says it's possible to double energy efficiency across the U.S. economy by 2030 while increasing economic output by 2 percent and creating 1.3 million jobs in the manufacturing and ...

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