U.S. Economy Ranks 13th in Energy Efficiency—Transportation Blamed

Energy is the key to the economy, so it should be used wisely. A new report shows that the United States performs very poorly in making the most of its resources.
July 18, 2014, 2pm PDT | James Brasuell | @CasualBrasuell
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Rani Molla shares news of a new report by the American Council for an Energy-Efficient Economy, an environmental nonprofit advocacy group, that ranks the United States 13th out of the 16 largest economies in energy efficiency.

"The U.S. scored poorly for a number of reasons, including relatively low use of and investment in public transit, a high number of miles traveled in inefficient vehicles as well as high energy usage in both commercial and residential sectors.  A lack of energy savings targets and efficiency standards also played a role, the report’s authors said."

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Published on Thursday, July 17, 2014 in The Wall Street Journal
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