Graphic Of The Day: USA Residential Energy Consumption Outpacing Population Growth

A kind Thank You to the person at Carbon Kids Blog, for doing the heavy plotting; and, for tipping us off to the chart. Great work in progress.

We have our gadget- and monster appliance-obsessed culture to blame for this. As long as the orange-line slope remains so much more positive than the red one, we are doing the planet a serious disservice.

Has anyone at USDOE thought of modeling the major slope determinants...and doing a sensitivity analysis to see where the most cost effective solutions can be applied?

We are all carbon kids, it would seem.

Image credit::Carbon Kids, Trends in US Energy Consumption

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