Energy Efficiency on the Rebound

Read the full story in the Huffington Post.

A debate rages in the energy community about rebound — it has nothing to do with March Madness.

Addressing climate change requires moving to a low-carbon economy, one that emits far less carbon dioxide (CO2) than we do today. It’s generally agreed that no single bullet can get us there, no single technology (like nuclear or wind). Instead, it’ll be a matter of silver buckshot, a combination of lots of technologies.

Among the buckshot choices are the “low-hanging fruit” — technologies that are available now and easily implemented. These are the ones, it’s often argued, that we should push the hardest first.

About Laura B.

Laura L. Barnes is ISTC's Sustainability Information Curator and Executive Director of the Great Lakes Regional Pollution Prevention Roundtable (GLPPR). She also created and authors Environmental News Bits (
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