Friday, April 22, 2011

Notable Facts for Earth Day

The Department of Interior reminds us that the greatest shallow-water offshore wind energy potential in the U.S. — which is 1,000 gigawatts of electricity, or one quarter of national demand — lies off the Atlantic Coast.

Through energy efficiency measures, the U.S. has the potential to reduce annual non-transportation energy consumption by roughly 23% by 2020 — the equivalent of taking the entire U.S. fleet of passenger vehicles and light trucks off the roads.

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