Washingtonians use less energy

Published on Wed, Sep 8, 2010
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Washingtonians consume the 22nd-lowest amount of energy per person nationwide, according to the new website EnergyTrends.org.

EnergyTrends.org is a project of the Lexington Institute, a nonprofit think tank based in Arlington, Virginia. “Many Americans want to save energy, and even know how to do it, but they frequently don’t have access to timely, useful information about how much energy they are using,” said Don Soifer, executive vice president of the Lexington Institute.

The website uses data from the federal Department of Energy. It tracks vital indicators for energy and electricity use, as well as which fuels (like coal, nuclear or renewables) are used to generate electricity, and ranks states in each category.

It also analyzes data from recent years, providing easy-to-read indicators to show overall trends.

For more information on EnergyTrends.org, contact Don Soifer at 703/522-5828 or by emailing soifer@lexingtoninstitute.org.