UPDATE 9.7.2022: Over twelve years after writing the piece below, Americans can now readily understand how important it is to save energy, or better yet, to produce your own on-site. America has plenty of energy, being the coal and natural gas reserves titan of the world. But government directives have driven up the price of energy so high that it pays Americans to consume less where they can. In Joe Biden’s America, energy has become especially expensive. Here are some ways to save.
Originally posted on February 10, 2010.
A study from the American Council for an Energy-Efficient Economy indicated that energy efficiency itself is the cheapest, cleanest “source” of energy. Debbie and I are on board, and have switched over to LED lights, TOTO toilets, a tankless hot water system, and a new energy-efficient refrigerator. You’d be astounded how much this all helps! Plus, we have installed solar collectors and a photovoltaic (PV) solar system in Key West. We heat our pool and get hot water from the passive system and power six electrical circuits with our south-facing, two kilowatt, nine-panel PV system, including DC/AC inverter and batteries.
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