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Air Conditioning Uses 1/6 of US Electricity

Slate has an interesting article about the use of air conditioning in the US:
All over the country, power consumption is breaking records, and air conditioning is a huge reason why. We use about one-sixth of our electricity to cool ourselves. That's more than the total electricity consumption of India, a country whose population exceeds 1 billion. To get the electricity, we burn oil and coal. We also run air conditioners in our cars, which reduces urban fuel efficiency by up to four miles per gallon, at an annual cost of 7 billion gallons of gasoline.


Source: Slate

AC

Sure, that's easy for you to say, your're in CANADA!

re: AC

Hahaha! ;)

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