California’s Dedication to Efficiency and Conservation

Michael Giberson

On the Washington Monthly site, Kevin Drum took the occasion of a New York Times story on California’s new greenhouse gases law to praise California for its dedication to energy efficiency and conservation. Drum reported a decline in per capita energy use in the state since 1970, which happened, he said, “largely because California has passed laws forcing it to happen.”

Coyote Blog examines the data Drum points to and concludes: “I Do Not Think Your Data Means What You Think It Means.”