refrigerator-GE-photoToday’s refrigerators use two-thirds less electricity than models sold in the mid-1970s. Remarkable by itself. And yet, there is a great deal more efficiency to be wrung out of the refrigerator.

The US Department of Energy is proposing a new standard that would decrease energy use of most refrigerator-freezers sold by 20%-25% by 2014. Let’s consider how much this matters...

(READ the article in TreeHugger)

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