Political Power Of Energy Efficiency

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Political Power in Energy Efficiency Energy, which has a bearing on both economic and national security, boasts its vital importance in that it gives rise to the economic and social development of the whole world. Although the world teems with diverse energy, most of the energy that has been put into application in our daily life or industrialized world is nonrenewable, with particular reference to the fossil fuels, which means once it has been run out, it can never be reproduced. Moreover, conditions are getting worse as the increasing energy consumption caused by the high pace of the development of industry and agriculture and the abuse of some energy, it seems that all nations to some extent have been stuck in the plight of energy…show more content…
Political power can make a difference in arousing awareness of energy efficiency of the individuals. Even though common people are less exposed to the storage and distribution of energy, after all, they are a large group of consumption. For example, according to the U.S. Energy Information Administration, in 2012, the annual average electricity consumption for one U.S. household is 10,837 kWh. The residential electricity consumption was more than 37 percent of the country’s total consumption, compared to 26 percent for the industrial usage (“Summary Statistics for the United States, 2002 – 2012”). However, if the political power enacts some policies or releases some norms and standards in energy efficiency, for sure most of the individuals would be more concerned with their energy consumption and cater to the policies or norms and standards to make a difference in energy efficiency for the sake of their own interests or national call. A individual’s awakening awareness might be limited but the awakening awareness of a majority of individuals is beyond our imagination. According to Ari Peskoe, “One individual’s actions, like voting, protesting, or donating a small amount to
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