22 May '11, 12pm

UN will spend $2,853,000 helping East Africa make their buildings more energy efficient: by @adavies47

The demand for electricity is increasing more rapidly than the supply and generation capacity in all countries in question. Increasingly higher energy prices coincide with a tremendous inefficiency in the use of energy, particularly in the housing sector. This tendency has led to energy becoming the limiting factor for sustainable development and economic growth in the recent years. Energy efficiency in buildings is a largely new topic for practitioners and most importantly for consumers and end users.

Full article: http://www.treehugger.com/files/2011/05/un-initiative-wil...

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