energy consumption

Most Of World’s Transportation Energy Use Is For Passenger Travel

Originally published on US EIA. The transportation of people and goods accounts for about 25% of all energy consumption in the world. Passenger transportation, in particular light-duty vehicles, accounts for most transportation energy consumption—light-duty vehicles alone consume more than all freight modes of transportation, such as heavy trucks, marine, and … [continued]

Homesharing With AIRBNB: Greener Than Your Usual Hotel

Andrew Simon of Grist describes Airbnb, a five-year-old vaca-homeshare business from San Francisco along the lines of the carshare program Lyft, as “the growing vacation-rental juggernaut.” The company calls itself “a trusted community marketplace for people to list, discover, and book unique accommodations around the world–online or from a mobile … [continued]

New Energy Label For Car Tires

For some time now, refrigerators, washing machines, and other household appliances have had labels which allow consumers to understand how much energy these devices are consuming. While this has been altogether commonplace for a number of years, these labels are now being introduced to gauge the efficiency of car tires … [continued]

Residential Energy Consumption Per Household Dropping in US

  Source: U.S. Energy Information Administration, Residential Energy Consumption Survey. Note: Includes occupied, primary housing units only. Total U.S. energy consumption in homes has remained relatively stable for many years as increased energy efficiency has offset the increase in the number and average size of housing units, according to the latest results from the Residential … [continued]