U.S. Manufacturing Using Significantly Less Fuel to Produce Goods

U.S. Manufacturing Using Significantly Less Fuel to Produce Goods

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According to newly released data from the U.S. Energy Information Administration in its 2010 Manufacturing Energy Consumption Survey, U.S. manufacturing facilities are producing about the same amount of goods while lowering their energy costs and consumption tremendously. According to the report, the U.S. manufacturing sector decreased its energy consumption by 17 percent from 2002 to 2012, even while output of these facilities fell only three percent.

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