Energy Use Drops and not Just because of the Economy
I saw a post on greenbuildinginspector.com pointing out that the Energy Efficiency Administration published new data this week on energy usage. In this, “Annual Energy Outlook 2010,” they estimate that energy consumption could drop as much as 27% by 2035.
I haven't yet read the report; so, it's not clear if they're measuring in terms of energy usage or $ spent. My guess is that money is not the most important factor. Assuming energy costs increase at the same rate as the last few decades, the 27% drop will have a small impact on our overall spend. Let's hope that they're correct in their estimate of a downward trend, though.