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The AeA pushes businesses to let employees telework

Work from home, says the American Electronics Association. Not only is it good for the environment to cut back on gas and pollution, but apparently studies show that you are a slightly more productive worker when not in the office.

Really? People are more productive with the temptations of television and a full fridge and no boss looking over their shoulder?

Well I'm not going to argue. The report states that about 22 percent of people commute more than 40 miles a day, and I'm certainly in that bracket.

The association also cites research that 1.35 billion gallons of fuel -- worth $4.5 billion when it costs $3.33 per gallon -- could be saved if everyone that could telework did so on 1.6 days a week. The Environmental Protection Agency calculates that would prevent 26 billion pounds of carbon dioxide from being released in the atmosphere.

It also cited that more than 45 million U.S. workers telecommute at least once a week.

Go to aeanet.org/cs to read the full report.

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