US Economy Using Less Energy
The U.S. manufacturing sector is using less energy based on trends set during the last decade, the U.S. Energy Department’s statistical arm said.
The Energy Information Administration said energy consumption from the manufacturing sector declined 17 percent from 2002 to 2010. Gross output from the sector declined 3 percent during the same period.
The manufacturing sector made up more than 11 percent of the U.S. gross domestic product in 2010.
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