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Old 12-26-2018, 03:44 PM   #4317 (permalink)
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Between 1992 and 2015,the EPA's Energy Star Program saved consumers $300-billion,and mitigated 2-billion metric tonnes of carbon dioxide.
Energy Star is among the few things I appreciate about the EPA. All devices that consume grid electricity should clearly state their consumption on the packaging.

Things like cable boxes rarely disclose this info. My apt came with 2 satellite receiver boxes; one with DVR capability, and one that was a receiver only. It was up to me to determine which to activate, and at the time I didn't know DVR was an extra fee, so I activated it despite not opting to use the DVR capability. It draws something like 40 watts at all times, even when "off", which reduces power consumption by something measly like 1 watt. The other box only draws something like 9 watts.

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as of January,1991,the Institute for International Economics,Washington,DC,reported that a 100% increase in the retail price of gasoline would yield a 10% reduction in consumption.
This is the only direct comparison I've run across since 1973.
In 1991, gasoline prices were nearly the lowest it had ever been in history. It did nearly double in price around 2012 from the 1991 price. We should be able to determine what affect it had on consumption.
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