Energy efficiency: Green around the borders

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To slash on electricity use, both utilities and their customers must play their part

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POWER consumption used to march in lockstep with economic growth. That connection is weakening as the world recovers from fiscal disaster. Although the average hides wide variations, in 2014 sophisticated industrialised nations used 0.9% less electricity than in 2013, and somewhat less even than in 2007, since when their combined markets have grown by 6.3%.
A fresh study for the UN Environment Programme reasons that two variables are at work. One is parsimony. Consumers use less. British electricity costs rose by 44% over the interval; consumption dropped by 12%. The other is greater use of energy-saving technology. This contains better insulating material, state-of-the-art heating and cooling systems, and energy-saving apparatus s, notably light-emitting diodes (LEDs), …<div group="og_rss_groups"></div>