Posts made in October, 2007

Factoid 7: Northeast Can Stop Energy Demand Growth

Posted on Oct 28, 2007 in Facts | 0 comments

The Northeast Has Enough Efficiency Resources to Slow and Eventually Halt Growth in Electricity Demand In August 2005, the National Association of State Public Interest Research Groups released a well-documented, 31-page study “ENERGY EFFICIENCY: The Smart Way to Reduce Global Warming Pollution in the Northeast” The study’s Executive Summary” reports that nine Northeast states from Delaware to Maine are currently working to develop a regional cap-and-trade system to limit global warming pollution from power plants. The program, known as the Regional GREENHOUSE GAS Initiative (RGGI), represents one of the first significant efforts to mitigate the...

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Factoid 6: U.S. Can Eliminate Oil

Posted on Oct 12, 2007 in Facts | 0 comments

The United States Can Eliminate Oil Use in a Few Decades On September 20, 2004, the Rocky Mountain Institute (RMI) released its study, “Winning the Oil Endgame: Innovation for Profits, Jobs, and Security,” a Pentagon-cofunded blueprint for making the United States oil-free. The plan outlines how American industry can restore competitive and boost profits by mobilizing modern technologies and smart business strategies to displace oil more cheaply than buying it. “Winning the Oil Endgame” proves that at an average cost of $12 per BARREL in (in 2000 dollars), the United States can save half its oil usage through efficiency, then substitute...

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