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IEEE-USA position encourages energy efficiency to save households money, reduce carbon emissions
Date:7/3/2008

, if every home in America had at least one such CFL, it would save our nation "more than $600 million in annual energy costs, and prevent greenhouse gases equivalent to the emissions of more than 800,000 cars." See http://www.energystar.gov/index.cfm?c=cfls.pr_cfls.

Continued research and development into transportation systems can also play a key role in enhanced energy efficiency. This includes the development and deployment of electric, hybrid and fuel cell vehicles; fuel-efficiency improvements in trucks, trains, aircraft and passenger cars; and greater use of public transit.

Communication systems advances, coupled with high-speed Internet access, can greatly reduce the energy consumed in business travel and save companies millions in travel costs.

BusinessWeek, in a 22 May article, "The Waning Days of the Road Warrior," said, "Videoconferencing, Web-enabled meetings, online collaboration tools -- all are giving workers the ability to dart around the globe from their desk chairs." The publication also reports that flying less is a great way for companies "to cut their carbon footprint." See http://www.businessweek.com/magazine/content/08_22/b4086065667204.htm.

IEEE-USA's "Energy Efficiency" position statement, developed by its Energy Policy Committee, is available at http://www.ieeeusa.org/policy/positions/energyefficiency.pdf.


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