Energy Generation vs. Energy Efficiency


In his last post Mike touched on a very important issue: When you talk about going ‘green’ with energy there are two sides to the coin, generation and efficiency.

Generating green energy from renewable sources such as wind, solar, tide and nuclear (depending on which side of the aisle you sit on you may or may not agree that nuclear should be part of the mix) is a wonderful goal. Make no mistake, as a nation we should be diversifying our energy sources and moving away from fossil fuels, but the other side of the coin is equally, if not more important.

Energy efficiency can stretch our precious resources further, and it is something we can all contribute to today.  We don’t need an environmental impact assessment to air-seal and insulate our homes.   And we certainly don’t need an act of Congress to put on a sweater in the winter.  All we need is personal motivation and a little foresight.

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