Tag Archives: Homes

Energy efficiency improvements have largely offset effect of more, larger homes

February 18, 2015 Source: U.S. Energy Information Administration, Drivers of Household Energy Consumption The growth in residential energy use has slowed to below the rate of household growth, meaning that per-household energy consumption has decreased. Analysis of EIA’s conducted since 1980 shows how improvements in energy efficiency reduced energy intensity enough to offset more than […]

Tanzania: Solar ‘Generators’ Power Up Remote Homes, Factories

By Kizito Makoye Tura, Tanzania — As darkness falls, Dora Mjungu and her two brothers cram themselves around the faint flame of a kerosene lamp, struggling to finish their homework before their mother blows out the lamp to save the fuel cost. “I don’t dare to go to bed before getting it done. If I […]

Everywhere but Northeast, fewer homes choose natural gas as heating fuel

September 25, 2014 Source: U.S. Energy Information Administration, based on Census Bureau . LPG is liquefied petroleum gas. On a national basis, natural gas has long been the dominant choice for primary heating fuel in the residential sector. Lately, electricity has been gaining market share while natural gas, distillate fuel oil, kerosene, and liquefied petroleum […]

Tanzania: Mothers Light Up Rural Homes

United Nations — “My mother used to just stay at home, now she has come back and is an engineer and a leader. She is on the Village Energy Committee,” said a 10-year-old girl from the village of Chekeleni, in Tanzania’s southeastern Mtwara district. “When I grow up I will also be a leader. Maybe […]

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