22 Oct '11, 1am

Retrofitting homes for energy-efficiency saves as much as a new nuclear power plant, but for half the cost. #energy

Retrofitting homes for energy-efficiency saves as much as a new nuclear power plant, but for half the cost. #energy

It seems like the more electronic devices we bring into our homes, the more power we should be using. But why are we seeing the opposite start to happen? From 1980 to 2000, residential electricity consumption grew around 2.5% annually. In the last decade that growth fell to 2%. And now experts expect it to defy both expectation and tradition, and actually drop 0.5% each year for the next decade. That's not what you'd expect in a nation filled with giant home entertainment systems, computer set-ups in every room, and pockets packed with gizmos that need constant charging. So watt's up? In a word, we're getting smart. You can check out all the details here , but the gist is we've gotten serious about swapping out wasteful incandescent light bulbs for power-saving CFLs and LEDs. We're weatherizing our homes and buying more efficient appliances. And in a bum economy, we're esc...

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