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Source: UK Energy Flowchart, Department of Energy and Climate Change (July 2013)

US Uses 11 Times More Energy Than UK (with Only 5 Times More People)

Originally published on Outlier, Opower’s blog. by Barry Fischer Last week, we called attention to America’s massive energy inefficiency problem. The amount of energy wasted by the US economy in 2012, we noted, could power the United Kingdom for 7 years. But of course the United Kingdom is more than just a reference … [continued]

U.S. Going Wrong Way on Energy, Americans Say

If you’re a firm believer in the U.S. being a democracy, one of the most perplexing issues for you might be the fact that:

U.S citizens strongly support clean energy such as solar and wind and strongly support pulling the plug on subsidies to the fossil fuel industry,

but U.S. politicians (mostly, but not entirely, on one side of the aisle) strongly support subsidies to the fossil fuel industry but not to the clean energy industry.

The fact of the matter is, though, politicians respond to money more than to voters, and they (especially those on one side of the aisle) receive a lot more money from the rich fossil fuel industry than the nascent clean energy industry. Do U.S. citizens notice and care?

Apparently, yes.

A poll released yesterday by by The University of Texas at Austin found: