What is Energy Star and what are the benefits?

 

 

Energy star Protects the air and prevent climate change. reducing energy helps the environment is by decreasing power plant emissions. To generate electricity, most power plants burn coal, crude oil or other fossil fuels.

 

-Energy star saves you money. Replacing incandescent light bulbs with energy-efficient halogens, CFLs or LEDs saves 30-80% on energy bills. That adds up to annual savings of $50 to more than $100. Buying ENERGY STAR appliances saves up to 30% on electricity bills. For instance, a new ENERGY STAR-rated refrigerator saves $165 compared to a regular model in its lifetime. Taking daily, energy-efficient actions while you’re at home, at work and on the go saves energy and money. Washing clothes in cold water can save $63/year, and keeping your tires inflated can save $61/year.

 

-Energy star improves the economy, While energy efficiency helps you save at home and at the pump, it helps businesses and city, state and federal governments save on a much bigger scale. Saving billions: Overall, energy efficiency is saving the American government, its citizens and businesses more than $500 billion a year in avoided energy costs.Creating jobs: In addition to saving money, energy efficiency projects (like building improvements and infrastructure repairs) create jobs. In 2010 alone, energy efficiency accounted for more than 830,000 jobs nationwide.Spurring innovation: Industry leaders make energy-efficient innovations, and energy-efficient policies lead to breakthroughs among manufacturers. For instance, standards that started in 2012 requiring light bulbs to be at least 25% more energy efficient than traditional incandescent bulbs spawned an array of new lighting products. From LED streetlights to flame-shaped, dimmable candelabra CFLs, energy-efficient lights are just as pleasing to the eye as the old bulbs but use far less energy.

 

-Energy star is good for the environment, It’s a no-brainer: When we use less energy, we save precious natural resources and cut down on pollution.Saving energy resources: The United States uses 56% less energy today than if we didn’t have energy-efficient technologies and policies. That’s 52 quads of energy saved per year – the same amount of energy needed to power 12 states for a year. If we didn't have energy efficiency, we’d have to produce or import energy sources like oil, natural gas, and coal. So, energy efficiency helps us keep more resources on the earth longer. Avoiding pollution: From power plants to cars, consuming energy can produce emissions that harm our environment. But investments in energy efficiency across the biggest sectors of our economy could abate up to 1.1 gigatons of greenhouse gas emissions annually – that’s equal to taking all U.S. cars and trucks of the road for one year.

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