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Why is energy efficiency important?

Becoming more energy efficient is an important first step to reduce our impact on the environment.  Energy efficiency is also a non-controversial issue; improving efficiency means encouraging innovation and technology, creating jobs, reducing our dependence on non-renewable resources, and saving money.  Legislation focused on energy efficiency doesn’t promote an overhaul of our current energy system; rather it aims at improving our current practices to make us use less energy which lasts longer. 

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