Tuesday, February 8, 2011

Canada's Globe and Mail Takes on Phantom Power

Onee thing that many of us don't realize is how much power we waste through not turning things like computers, televisions and DVRs off - the power consumed when these are on standdby mode costs hundreds of dollars a year (or whatever currency is used in other parts of the world) and all of this is money that could be saved merely by switching these devices off. Canada's Globe and Mail newspaper has this excellent piece that discusses this way of saving money and becoming more energy efficient. Yes, it doesn't fit in with the Renewable energy focus of this blog, but it certainly shows how less energy could be used, thereby showing fossil fuels (and all other kinds of fuels as well) the fist!

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