12 Mar '12, 7am

An Easy $1.1 Trillion

An Easy $1.1 Trillion

Energy efficiency, as we should all know by now, is a clear economic and environmental win. But the savings possible from stronger energy efficiency regulations are still pretty staggering to look at. “National efficiency standards for appliances, lighting, and other equipment will save consumers and businesses more than $1.1 trillion and dramatically reduce greenhouse gas pollution and other emissions by 2035,” the American Council for an Energy-Efficient Economy (ACEEE) noted last week. These findings come from it and the Appliance Standards Awareness Project’s newest study, The Efficiency Boom: Cashing In on the Savings from Appliance Standards . An average U.S. consumer will save a cool $10,000 between 2010 and 2035 simply by buying appliances with minimum (required) efficiency standards. Its electricity bill will be about 33% less than it would be otherwise. But hold ...

Full article: http://cleantechnica.com/2012/03/12/an-easy-1-1-trillion/

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