Monday, November 24, 2014

Just plain good news

"Good News on Energy," that is. Read it and congratulate yourself for all the little steps you've been taking.

Highlights?

... total energy use in the United States peaked in 2007 and has trended downward since. ...  economic growth decisively outpaced any increases in energy use over recent decades ...  Improvements in energy efficiency over the last 40 years have done more to meet growth in America’s energy needs than the combined contributions of oil, coal, natural gas and nuclear power. ...  Since 2000, growth in electricity use has dropped well below growth in the population ...  Moreover, oil consumption by vehicles, homes and businesses is down more than 12 percent from its 2005 peak ...  More than one-eighth of our electricity supply is now in the “renewable” category, which is growing faster than any other.

Keep up the good work. We've got a ways to go yet.

2 comments:

alastair said...

"we don’t need to change course, or kill jobs, or wage war on anybody or anything."

Bah, count me out then.

Brendan Keefe said...

Heh, indeed!

Spoken like a true Republican.

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