If the United States set a course to mirror what Vermont already has achieved, energy demand would fall significantly. During the next decade, if every state saved 1.5 percent annually on electricity consumption—a rate slightly less aggressive than what Vermont has achieved—we would save more power than the current capacity of the entire United States nuclear power plant fleet. Greater efficiency and decreased demand also would save consumers $168 billion on their power bills.
So writes U.S. Senator Bernie Sanders (I-VT) on his website (http://bit.ly/dmKe0X). Anyone want to challenge the good senator?