Seven Must Know Energy Facts & Figures

Posted by Kelsey Braga on Oct 3, 2014 3:27:27 PM

October is Energy Action Month! 

Energy_Action_Month

Read below for some fun energy trivia posted by Next Step Living - 

 

  1. 34 million tons: The amount of carbon dioxide that would be saved if every household in the United States used only cold water for their laundry. (Source: GVSU.edu)
     
  2. 50 percent: The approximate amount your heating and cooling costs make up of your total energy bill. (Source: Department of Energy)
     
  3. 20 percent: The approximate amount of U.S. electricity consumption attributed to light bulbs. (Source: Green American)
     
  4. 400,000: The number of people who marched for climate justice just a few weeks ago at the People’s Climate March. Next Step Living had almost 200 there. (Source: PeoplesClimate.org)
     
  5. 4 minutes: How frequently a business or homeowner receives a new solar photovoltaic system. (Source: Tech Republic)
     
  6. 3.2 percent: The nationwide increase in residential electricity prices this year – the biggest one in the past five years. (Source: National Geographic)
     
  7. 15 percent: How much drivers can save when they slow from 65 to 55 miles per hour.  (Source: ConsumerEnergy.org)

 

Don't forget to read HTP's past blog posts on ways to save energy!

/blog/saving-energy-at-home 

/blog/heat-efficiently-with-htps-energy-star-rated-products

/blog/save-energy-reduce-your-hot-water-usage

 

 

(Next Step Living original post: http://www.nextstepliving.com/energy-center/bright-ideas-blog-post/energy-action-month-seven-must-know-energy-facts-and-figures )

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