It won’t save the world, but reducing your consumption of “standby power” in your electronic devices will save both money and resources.
Following up on my post about the rebound effect & Jevons paradox, someone commenting on that post added a lot of useful information/ideas.
Whether you want to do your bit for the planet or you just want to cut down your electricity bill, changing to compact fluorescent bulbs is not only sensible, but damned easy as well.
While people may increase usage some after switching to a more energy-efficient technology, research has shown pretty conclusively that they don’t do so nearly enough to considerably offset the energy savings. Thus, they do end up decreasing energy usage, not increasing it, in the end.
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Energy from the Earth’s core as a clean energy alternative? Maybe. Scientists at the University of California-Davis are working on developing such an option after they discovered a rich seam … [Read full article]
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Here’s another interesting infographic. Enjoy. Credit: WellHome Related Infographics: The Internet and the Environment Little Things Can Add Up: Energy Savings of “Low-Hanging Fruit” Understanding Cap & Trade
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