Energy Information Administration
The U.S. Energy Information Administration (EIA) collects, analyzes, and disseminates independent and impartial energy information to promote sound policymaking, efficient markets, and public understanding of energy and its interaction with the economy and the environment.
Energy Savers: Tips on Saving Energy and Money at Home (US Dept. of Energy)
Design for the Environment: Industrial and Institutional Laundry Partnership —EPA and Industry Working Together
Dryer & Washing Machine Safety Fact Sheet (from the NFPA)
Pew Research Center's Luxury v. Necessity (2006) and Luxury v. Necessity: The Public Makes a U-Turn (2009)
Responsible Energy: Laundry (Madison Gas & Electric)
The prevalence of dryer fires warrants its own attention. There are approximately 15,600 each year and the dryer is the leading cause of fires among household appliances.