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Appliances, Energy Efficient

  • By: Elizabeth Rholetter Purdy
  • In: Green Technology: An A-to-Z Guide
  • Edited by: Dustin Mulvaney
  • Subject:Environmental Sciences (general), Environmental Technology, Policy & Management

The energy crisis of the 1970s served as a wake-up call for many appliance manufacturers, resulting in appliances that consumed less energy than ever before. Over the following decades, it became clear to large segments of the scientific community and to the public that there was a significant connection between irresponsible human energy use and global warming. In response to these demands for decreased energy use, appliances have become increasingly more energy efficient, particularly since the 1990s. While energy-efficient appliances may be more costly than others types of appliances, large savings in utility bills make them more cost-effective in the long run. International energy experts are constantly considering numerous ways in which both industrialized and developing nations can reduce their carbon footprints. Swiss economist Eberhard ...

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