Friday, November 05, 2010
P&G Exec Says Cold Water Clothes Washing Would Cut US Energy Use: Less Hot Water Means Less Hot Air
CINCINNATI (TDB) -- P&G's director of global sustainability, Peter White, tells Britain's Guardian that switching to cold water washing detergents would save a bundle: "P&G calculates that if it could convince everyone in the US to wash in cold water it would reduce domestic energy consumption by 3% and allow the country to meet 6% of its Kyoto committment." Just a 3% reduction would be a huge savings in dollars -- about $36.9 billion. There is data about US energy consumption available in this Energy Department report. In 2007, the most recent year available, the U.S. spent about $1.233 trillion on coal, natural gas and petroleum fuels. You can read Peter White's interview with the Guardian by clicking here.