What do the energy efficiency goals set forth by the United States government and the energy industry mean for the average home?
Here’s what the Environmental Protection Agency says.
In its 2018 report, the EPA said the goal of 20 percent of the nation’s homes to be energy efficient by 2030 was “highly unlikely.”
But the EPA says the average American household has a very low chance of meeting its target.
The average American home currently uses more than 70 percent of its energy as heat.
In 2020, the average U.S. home uses 28 percent of it as heat, the agency said.
And in 2021, it is projected to use about 25 percent.
The Energy Information Administration said it expects that average U,S.
energy use will increase from 20 percent in 2020 to 23 percent in 2021.
And the American Council on Science and Health estimates that by 2025, Americans will spend more than $8 trillion on energy-efficiency upgrades, including home heating systems, air conditioning systems, and refrigeration.
But the Environmental Defense Fund said the new EPA goal of energy efficiency in U. S. homes will require more than just more homes.
It will require a change in our way of thinking about our energy use.
That’s what this report is about.
We’re asking you, as Americans, to think about what you do with our energy, the environment, and our homes.
The new EPA guidelines are not the first to focus on energy efficiency.
Energy efficiency measures have been widely adopted by businesses, cities, and governments around the world, but this is the first time they have been applied to homes.
This report examines how energy efficiency can be an effective and sustainable tool for reducing carbon emissions and how we can use it to make our homes more energy efficient.
Read more on the Energy Efficiency Center.