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U.S. says world must improve energy efficiency

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posted on Jan, 21 2008 @ 12:37 PM
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U.S. says world must improve energy efficiency


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ABU DHABI (Reuters) - The world's largest energy consumer the United States on Monday called for a global push for increased energy efficiency to help meet rising demand and alleviate the impact of high prices on economic growth.

The U.S. consumes about 21 million barrels per day of oil, around a quarter of the world's supply. Record oil prices have cooled U.S. appetite for gas guzzling cars and, along with increasing environmental concerns, leant weight to calls for more sparing use of energy.

The country last month passed a bill requiring increased fuel efficiency in vehicles for the first time in over 30 years.

"We must promote increased energy efficiency," U.S. Energy Secretary Sam Bodman said in a speech to a green energy conference. "The biggest source of immediately available 'new' energy is the energy that we waste every day."

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posted on Jan, 21 2008 @ 12:37 PM
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Pretty ironic that the administration that has sat back and watched the steepest rise of costs in fuel in history is trying to lecture the rest of the world on improving efficiency. They should have already led the charge long ago, instead of increasing the problems ten-fold.

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posted on Jan, 21 2008 @ 12:54 PM
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That is one of the more hypocritical things we've said in a long time.

The highest user of energy and largest polluter in the world telling everyone else to start doing work!

What a joke. Maybe we should take the lead on this one and the rest of the world will follow our example.

I'm getting really sick of all this news. I think its time to leave. Like now...

Get your survival gear ready and bring extra ammo.



posted on Jan, 21 2008 @ 02:15 PM
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Ah, yes, Bodman made these remarks at the World Future Energy Summit in Abu Dhabi. Abu Dhabi SummitGood.

Too bad US is behind the curve on energy and trying to play catch up. Embarrassing really. Better late than never.
(Beware calls for nuclear as way out, even nuclear as part of producing hydrogen for fuel.)

Although reporter takes some remarks as meant for OPEC, maybe remarks could also have been intended for China.

How quickly we move through the Age of Information to the Age of Energy. Let's hope US leaders (political and business) will move beyond replacing lightbulbs to deeper energy initiatives.

This Age of Energy means new outlook on Energy Security, Energy Diplomacy, and Energy Foreign Affairs. Interesting times in which we live.



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