Resource growth can’t keep up with demand growth

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Just in case you aren’t convinced that energy efficiency is important, take a look at this article in Transmission and Distribution World. The North American Electric Reliability Corp. predicts energy demand will grow at a rate twice as fast as resource growth. This means reliability problems may be in store for us in the near future.

We as consumers can’t do anything about resource growth, but we can help the other side of the equation – we can lower demand. We can do all of those nagging little things around the house that we’ve been meaning to do for ages, and consequently reduce our consumption. If you do upgrade the efficiency of your home you will be thanking yourself later, and not just in the money you’ll save on bills. A well sealed and insulated home will remain livable much longer than a poorly sealed one in the case of rolling black outs or heating fuel shortages!

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One Response to “Resource growth can’t keep up with demand growth”

  1. Oscar Says:

    Right on! The economic impacts extend well beyond our individual homes. Home energy efficiency is really an important national infrastructure issue.

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