Proposed House legislation could reduce national energy use by 10%

Posted on April 21, 2009
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Washington, D.C. –– Pending federal energy efficiency provisions could reduce U.S. energy use by 10.6 quadrillion Btu’s, about 10% of projected U.S. energy use in 2020, according to a new analysis released today by the American Council for an Energy-Efficient Economy (ACEEE).

These energy efficiency savings are more than the entire current energy use of the state of California, and are larger than the annual energy use of 49 of the 50 states.

The analysis examines the energy efficiency provisions in the “discussion draft” of the American Clean Energy and Security Act (ACESA), authored by Representatives Henry Waxman (D-CA) and Ed Markey (D-MA). Read more (scroll down towards middle  of page)  . . .

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