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    Friday, July 25, 2014

    GERMANY IS WORLD’S MOST EFFICIENT MAJOR ECONOMY

    Germany is most energy efficient major economy, study finds; Ranking places Mexico last and voices concern about the pace of efforts by the United States and Australia

    18 July 2014 (AFP via UK Guardian)

    "Germany is the world's most energy efficient country with strong codes on buildings while China is quickly stepping up its own efforts…[according to a] study of 16 major economies by American Council for an Energy-Efficient Economy that ranked Mexico last and voiced concern about the pace of efforts by the United States and Australia…[Germany, Europe's largest economy, got credit] for its mandatory codes on residential and commercial buildings as it works to meet a goal of reducing energy consumption by 20% by 2020 from 2008 levels…[but] has achieved economic growth while improving efficiency and reducing harmful environmental effects of the energy trade…The study ranked Italy second, pointing to its efficiency in transportation, and ranked the European Union as a whole third. China and France were tied for fourth place, followed by Britain and Japan…The report found that China used less energy per square foot than any other country…Australia was ranked 10th [and the United States came in 13th]…” click here for more

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