Myths and Facts About Energy Efficiency
As the human population grows, so too does their energy usage. We’re using fossil fuels such as oil and coal at unsustainable rates. Energy production using renewable sources is increasing, but not as fast as it should be. In order to avoid large-scale energy shortages that could cause innumerable problems, it is important for consumers to put more of their efforts toward increasing their energy efficiency. There are, however, a number of persisting myths relating to energy efficiency that prevent many from doing all that they could be.
We’d like to address some of those myths, as well as some commonly overlooked facts about energy efficiency in the home!
John Fetherston is the Energy Efficiency Arkansas Facilitator in the Division of Environmental Quality, Office of Energy. Energy Efficiency Arkansas is a program in the Arkansas Energy Office in partnership with Arkansas public investor-owned gas and electric utilities. John previously worked in the Arkansas Department of Transformation and Shared Services after leaving federal service in the US Department of Defense.