Just how energy efficient is the US as a whole? Extremely inefficient. According to a recent report released by the Lawrence Livermore National Laboratory, the US wastes 61% of the energy that flows through the economy. Astonishingly, the US wasted enough energy in 2012 to power the entire United Kingdom for 7 years.
Read the original article on the Opower blog, Outlier. http://blog.opower.com/2013/08/the-tradition-continues-the-united-states-wastes-more-energy-than-it-uses/