Building code changes can have unintended consequences

“So what happens when building codes are tightened up to increase energy efficiency? Most real estate developers will whine that it means that the price of housing will go up and create hardship for younger and poorer buyers. But a new study from California, The Distributional Effects of Building Energy Codes, finds different results. The researchers looked…

U.S uses less electricity today than it did back in 2007, even as the population keeps growing

“The United States actually uses less electricity today than it did back in 2007, even as the population keeps growing.There are a few reasons for that: American homes have gotten far more energy-efficient with the spread of LED light bulbs and energy-saving appliances. And industrial electricity use fell significantly after the financial crisis and hasn’t…
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