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Animating improvements in state electricity intensity 1990-2008

| Written by John Farrell | No Comments | Updated on Oct 15, 2009 The content that follows was originally published on the Institute for Local Self-Reliance website at

States are capable of significantly improving energy efficiency, ILSR uncovered during its research on Energy Self-Reliant States.  

This animation shows the improvement in in electricity intensity (GDP dollars generated per capita, per kilo-watt hour used) from 1990-2008.  It also shows how some states, like California and New York, have maintained substantial leads over other states.

Credit to Dan Weaver and Sublibrarian for the map.


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John Farrell directs the Energy Democracy initiative at the Institute for Local Self-Reliance and he develops tools that allow communities to take charge of their energy future, and pursue the maximum economic benefits of the transition to 100% renewable power. More

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