The Home Front is each one of us living in our houses. Each house while small in comparison to corporate buildings and our government, it is this Home Front that has the strongest and most power to lead the way to America's Energy Independence Day!
By the way, at EHW (now GTG) we have been using the term "America's Energy Independence Day" for our Lectures and Seminars four years before the political arena started using it.
So, yes, we are the answer... And below is just a small part of the proof !
Intention and determination are two words with powerful definitions. However, without implementation, these words are meaningless. The reasons for failing to implement energy saving actions are numerous. The reasons range from lack of information to profit margins, from the lack of time to insufficient research. While we may think the corporate and political theaters have done a great deal to save energy, it is these reasons that has handcuffed them.
Meanwhile, the average American homeowner with far less money and time has made a substantial dent into America's energy and environmental problems.
After the last gasoline shortage homeowners slowly started to buy more efficient refrigerators and changed light bulbs to save in the early 1980's. By the late 1980's the Boston Globe had an article showing how one power plant in the state of Massachusetts would not be needed if every homeowner in that state change over to the most efficient refrigerator made at the time.
Why? Because the Home Front that has the strongest power to lead the way to America's energy independence was a major contributing factor as to why America's energy consumption remained the same!
Just changing some light bulbs and a major appliance help lead the way for the above fact.
AMERICA CAN BE ENERGY INDEPENDENT!
* Data cited from E - The Environmental Magazine; January 1998
We have the technology.
Updated Blog Post - Article on EnergyHotwire.com to GoingTrueGreen.com Blog
Bill Lauto, at GoingTrueGreen.com
International Sustainability and Energy Consultant
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