Also consider the increase in efficiencies in the homes here. Incentives to improve leakage and appliance consumption through tax incentives have been implemented by this author. My home energy consumption is half what it was a decade ago.
On Mar 2, 2018 8:44 PM, "Jed Rothwell" <jedrothw...@gmail.com> wrote: > I wrote: > > U.S. manufacturing is at record highs. Manufacturing employment is down, >> and the U.S. fraction of world manufacturing is down, but in absolute terms >> it is higher than it has ever been. It is even higher when you include >> things like mining and agriculture. Manufacturing energy use is down, along >> with all other sectors such as residential. This is because of improved >> efficiency. See: >> >> https://www.eia.gov/consumption/manufacturing/ >> > > As I said, this version of the graph does not slide off the screen: > > https://www.eia.gov/consumption/manufacturing/ > reports/2014/enduse_intensity/?src=%E2%80%B9%20Consumption%20%20%20%20%20% > 20Manufacturing%20Energy%20Consumption%20Survey%20(MECS)-b1 > > The EIA web site is the Cat's Pajamas for energy geeks. > > - Jed > >