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US Power Consumption Drops to 2001 Level

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Beginning January 1 U.S. businesses will no longer be allowed to manufacture or import 60 and 40 watt incandescent light bulbs, whose glowing metal filament is notoriously inefficient, using only 5 percent of power for producing light while wasting the rest as heat.Because of tougher regulations adopted in early 2000s, the use of electricity in American homes has dropped for a third year in a row, to the levels of more than a decade ago. The Association of Home Appliance Manufacturers says...

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