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Be Frightened By These 7 Scary Energy Facts

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Are there any figures scarier than clowns?

There are if you count some of the most recent energy statistics, which include a number of alarming figures around energy waste, costs and emissions. 

For instance, the latest energy data from the Lawrence Livermore National Laboratory estimates that most of the nation's energy use – nearly 60 percent of U.S. energy consumption – is ultimately wasted. That energy waste directly translates to $200 billion in additional energy costs for U.S. homes and businesses every year, with the same buildings accounting for one-third of the nation's greenhouse gas (GHG) emissions. As if that's not enough, 11 of the past 12 months have also been the highest monthly temperatures in 136 years of modern record-keeping. 

While certainly frightening, there's also a silver lining: with significant energy waste comes massive energy savings potential. For businesses, it's estimated that U.S. small business owners could reduce their energy costs between 10 and 30 percent while commercial and industrial facilities could slash energy waste to save a collective $80 billion each year. Real-time data analytics technology – like Panoramic Power, which analyzes 8 billion data points per month and counting – can go a long way in helping large businesses systematically boost their energy efficiency, equipment performance and business operations. 

We've put together this "Seven Scary Energy Facts" infographic to help put energy waste in perspective and provide some meaningful ways to save

Your business could significantly reduce its energy waste, bill and emissions. Visit our 50 Energy Saving Tips page to learn more

Posted: October 18, 2016