Colorado Green Building Post

April 15, 2011

Word for Thought: Rejected Energy

Filed under: Climate Change,Energy Policy — Tags: , — uswx @ 12:48 pm

Grist’s David Roberts posted an awesome diagram by Lawrence Livermore of energy flow through the US economy. His primary observation was “Holy sh*t we waste of lot of Energy.” The chart uses more scientific terminology of “rejected energy”. I like the term because it uses verbage that makes the waste sound more intentional, and therefore, a type of behavior that can be changed. The reader comments offered some interesting perspective on the chart and noted that rejected energy is not very accurate. Still, it is an excellent illustration of the huge opportunity for energy efficiency.

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