Americans know how to save energy, but balk

9:22 AM, Jun 9, 2012   |    comments
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WASHINGTON -- When it comes to saving energy, people in the United States know that driving a fuel-efficient car accomplishes more than turning off the lights at home.
    
But that doesn't mean they'll do it.
    
A new poll shows that while most of those questioned understand effective ways to save energy, they have a hard time adopting them.
    
Six in 10 say driving a more fuel-efficient car would save a large amount of energy, but only 1 in 4 says that's easy to do.
    
The poll by the AP-NORC Center for Public Affairs Research also shows that people also are skeptical of carpooling or installing better home insulation, rating them as effective but impractical.

The Associated Press

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