The Dernogalizer

July 29, 2009

Stunning Energy Efficiency Potential

Filed under: Energy/Climate — Matt Dernoga @ 3:23 pm
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I’ve written a lot about the incredible potential of energy efficiency to solve the climate crisis and save Americans a ton of cash in the process(see here).  McKinsey & Company have documented in incredible detail how much potential this resource has.  Below is the must-read summary of their findings

“The research shows that the U.S. economy has the potential to reduce annual non-transportation energy consumption by roughly 23 percent by 2020, eliminating more than $1.2 trillion in waste – well beyond the $520 billion upfront investment (not including program costs) that would be required. The reduction in energy use would also result in the abatement of 1.1 gigatons of greenhouse gas emissions annually – the equivalent of taking the entire U.S. fleet of passenger vehicles and light trucks off the roads.”


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  1. […] close the door on the energy efficiency question, Mckinsey has noted in their recent study “The research shows that the U.S. economy has the potential to reduce […]

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