An approximately 8 degree reduction in thermostat settings since the 1970s saves approximately 26% off our home space heating consumption.
No words can adequately condemn the actions of Hamas over the past few days.
Fossil appliance efficiency improvements were an important contributor to the 58% drop in residential fossil energy use intensity in Massachusetts from 1972 through 2009.
The modest shift to electric heating and other appliances from 1972 to 2009 accounted for only approximately 1 kbtu/sqft/year reduction in fossil EUI in 2009 — a relatively small contribution to the overall drop in fossil EUI of 78 kbtu/sqft/year from 1972 to 2009.
Why did fossil energy use decline so dramatically even before the Green Communities Act of 2008 launched intensive energy efficiency efforts .
House and Senate negotiators approved a tax package today which I am pleased to support.