The Importance Of Energy Efficiency Essay

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While energy efficiency helps save money at home, it also helps businesses, cities, state, and the federal government save on a much larger scale. Overall, energy efficiency is saving the American government, its citizens, and businesses more than $500 billion a year in energy costs. Efficiency saving money, energy efficiency projects like building improvements and infrastructure repairs create jobs. According to http://www.ase.org/resources/top-5-reasons-be-energy-efficient, “In 2010 alone, energy efficiency accounted for more than 830,000 jobs nationwide.”
Industry and Government makes energy-efficient decisions and policy, that lead to standards among manufacturers. For instance, standards that started in 2012 requiring light bulbs to be at least 25% more energy efficient than traditional incandescent bulbs. From LED street lights to, dimmable CFLs, energy-efficient lights are just as pleasing to the eye as the old bulbs, but, use far less energy. In 2016, the average annual electricity consumption for a U.S. residential utility customer was 10,766 kilowatt hours (kWh), an average of 897 kWh per month.
Significant efficiency improvements have been made for all major appliances, but an increase in the total number of consumers has offset the efficiency gains of the individual products. Air conditioning standards have increased the efficiency of individual units, but many more homes now have air conditioning. Newer homes are built with more efficient features, but
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