Efficiency First!


It’s good to see some journalists getting this right.   In a June 8 article, Thomas Content of the Milwaukee Journal Sentinal pointed out the need to look at energy-efficiency first, before renewables like  wind.  Drawing on the McKinsey cost curve (here, as depicted in National Geographic) and other studies, showing as he quotes DOE Secretary Chu, “Energy efficiency is not just low-hanging fruit; it is fruit lying on the ground.”

Sari Krieger of the Wall Street Journal also covers this in her June 15 article “Before Adding, Try Reducing”.   She quotes Peter Welch of Vemont, “We should have the policy of efficiency first.”



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