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Old 2011-06-01, 10:32   Link #13958
AS Oji-kun
Join Date: Nov 2006
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Originally Posted by Mentar View Post
The power consumption dropped by over 5% in 2009 alone (last year with official numbers, though recent 2010 projections showed a mild uptick).
I'd guess the recession had as much to do with that as any growth in conservation efforts. Look how energy consumption by US industry and consumers fell after 2008. Residential and commercial usage hardly budged. You still need to heat and cool your home or store.
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