Top Energy Statistics from 2012

Wrap up 2012 with the top energy statistics from the year. It was a big year for energy efficiency with the ban of T12 fluorescent lights, the rise of natural gas, and the steady adoption of renewable energy.

So here’s a quick list of some of the top statistics of 2012:

  • 96% increase in electricity generation capacity from natural-gas power plants in the U.S. between 2000 and 2012
  • In 2017, the U.S. will become the world’s largest oil producer
  • 56.2% of energy is wasted by the U.S. economy each year
  • 2012 was the warmest years ever recorded in the contiguous United States
  • The average fuel efficiency of new cars sold in the U.S. during the first half of 2012 was 23.8 miles per gallon

Statistics are provided by Clean Technica

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Worldwide provides clients complete turnkey energy efficiency evaluation and solutions. Our focus is in energy saving measures that offer the most savings and financial incentives, creating a rapid return on investment. What sets Worldwide apart is our ability to design, install and certify our installations to qualify for the Federal tax incentives for energy efficiency, then provide the documentation necessary to secure the tax incentives. Worldwide has recently entered the renewable energy field at the request of several of our clients.

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