Air Conditioning India and the USA
Two very interesting facts about the energy fallouts of airconditioning the USA.
“The electricity used annually to air-condition America’s homes, stores, offices, factories, schools, churches, libraries, domed stadiums, hospitals, warehouses, prisons and other buildings (not including what’s used to cool manufacturing processes and military facilities) exceeds the entire electricity consumption of the world’s second and fourth most populous nations — India and Indonesia — combined.”
“Meanwhile, the high standard that’s been set for passenger comfort is helping doom efforts to run cars and trucks on alternative fuels. In 2005, air-conditioners in U.S. vehicles burned up the equivalent of the nation’s entire fuel-ethanol production — twice.”
Entire article here