Energy efficiency policies can create a ton of highly-needed green jobs in the United States.
Following up on my post about the rebound effect & Jevons paradox, someone commenting on that post added a lot of useful information/ideas.
Whether you want to do your bit for the planet or you just want to cut down your electricity bill, changing to compact fluorescent bulbs is not only sensible, but damned easy as well.
While people may increase usage some after switching to a more energy-efficient technology, research has shown pretty conclusively that they don’t do so nearly enough to considerably offset the energy savings. Thus, they do end up decreasing energy usage, not increasing it, in the end.
The latest Earth Policy Institute news release by Lester R. Brown discusses the issue of appliance efficiency, with information on this issue from countries around the world. Lester R. Brown … [Read full article]
In Earth Policy Institute‘s latest release, Lester R. Brown discusses changing our light bulbs. (Headings and bold text added.) Lester R. Brown [social_buttons] The lighting sector is on the edge … [Read full article]