CONSERVATION: Tuning Up, Turning Off

Consumers are being endlessly lectured these days on how to save energy by turning down thermostats and turning off lights, but they use only 30% of the nation's energy; businesses gulp more than half. Corporate executives have been quite as wasteful as consumers; some experts estimate that as much as 20% of all the energy used by industry could be saved rapidly by more economical use, with little or no loss of productivity. Now, spurred by the scarcity and rising cost of fuel, a growing number of companies are turning to conserving...

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