Monday, February 18, 2008

The Internets Has Helped Americans Improve Energy Efficiency

U.S. (TGW) – The internet helps Americans save energy, according to a new study conducted by the American Council for an Energy-Efficient Economy.

For every kilowatt-hour of electricity used by information and communications technologies, the US saves at least 10 times that amount, the study found.

"Acceleration of information and computer technology across the US landscape post 1995 is driving much of the nation's energy-productivity gain," says John Laitner of the ACEEE and coauthor of the study. "Had we continued at the historic rate of prior years, we would today be using the energy equivalent of 1 billion barrels of oil more [per year] than we were [in the 1990s]."

Via :: CS Monitor