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Changing Consumer Behavior is Crucial to Reducing Energy Use, Baird Says at AAAS
While efforts to address U.S. energy needs often focus on developing non-carbon power sources and new "green" modes of transportation, U.S. Rep. Brian Baird told a AAAS audience that changing consumer behavior could reduce energy consumption by as much as 20%—in a matter of months.
In fact, Baird (D-Wash.) told the recent AAAS Forum on Science & Technology Policy, changing consumer behavior is "the single most immediate thing we can do" to reduce energy consumption.
Baird, a psychologist who chairs energy and environment subcommittee of the House Committee on Science and Technology, offered the Forum audience a survey of issues before the committee—from climate and energy to international science cooperation.
To learn more about his talk, read the full story.