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Wed Jul 23, 2014, 05:17 AM

Germany is #1 in the World for Energy Efficiency. US: #13

July 21st, 2014 by Roy L Hales Cleantechnica



Germany is #1 in the World for Energy Efficiency, according to the 2014 scorecard released by the American Council for an Energy-Efficient Economy (ACEEE) today. Sixteen nations were studied. Six of the top 10 were from Europe. Canada was the only North American nation to make the cut, placing 9th.

“Germany is a prime example of a nation that has made energy efficiency a top priority,” ACEEE Executive Director Steven Nadel said in a press release. “The United States, long considered an innovative and competitive world leader, has progressed slowly and has made limited progress since our last report, even as Germany, Italy, China, and other nations surge ahead.”

German Trade and Invest issued a press release noting that:
The study praised Germany’s comprehensive energy strategy and awarded the country maximum points for its building codes, retrofit policies, and tax credit and loan programs.



“Germany’s commitment to creating a framework that encourages investment in energy efficiency has made it a world-leading market in the field,” says Henning Ellermann, energy efficiency industry expert at Germany Trade & Invest...
more: http://cleantechnica.com/2014/07/21/germany-1-world-energy-efficiency/


It's not that the US can't do better, the US doesn't want to.

For example-Ukraine is "an urgent priority"

President Obama and Vice President Biden have made U.S. support for Ukraine an urgent priority as the Ukrainian government works to establish security and stability, pursue democratic elections and constitutional reform, revive its economy, and ensure government institutions are transparent and accountable to the Ukrainian people.
http://www.whitehouse.gov/the-press-office/2014/04/21/fact-sheet-us-crisis-support-package-ukraine

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Response to nationalize the fed (Original post)

Wed Jul 23, 2014, 05:23 AM

1. Smart vs Dumb. nt

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Response to ladjf (Reply #1)

Wed Jul 23, 2014, 05:29 AM

2. Or Hegemony vs. Independence nt

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Wed Jul 23, 2014, 03:23 PM

3. The US would be a lot more energy efficient ...

 

... if our consumers were paying $0.36 per kWHr like the Germans.

Which, IMHO, would be a good thing.

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Thu Jul 24, 2014, 08:00 PM

4. What's efficiency mean in the end?

Efficiency is about economics, not the environment.

Per capita fossil fuel use is the important number, including the fossil fuels used in the making of imported goods.

Which nations have good food, safe comfortable housing and appropriate medical care for all with a very low per capita use of fossil fuels? Those are the nations we might want to emulate in some ways.

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