Go Back   EcoModder Forum > AltModding > Saving@Home
Register Now
 Register Now
 


Reply  Post New Thread
 
Submit Tools LinkBack Thread Tools
Old 12-31-2013, 03:16 PM   #1 (permalink)
...beats walking...
 
Join Date: Jul 2009
Location: .
Posts: 6,191
Thanks: 179
Thanked 1,521 Times in 1,122 Posts
It's working, it's working!

Seen this yet?

Home electricity use in US falling to 2001 levels - CenturyLink

  Reply With Quote
The Following 5 Users Say Thank You to gone-ot For This Useful Post:
Daox (12-31-2013), mcrews (01-01-2014), nemo (12-31-2013), pgfpro (01-04-2014), user removed (02-15-2014)
Alt Today
Popular topics

Other popular topics in this forum...

   
Old 12-31-2013, 03:37 PM   #2 (permalink)
Reverse-Trike EV
 
Giovanni LiCalsi's Avatar
 
Join Date: Dec 2013
Location: Alameda, California
Posts: 146
Thanks: 2
Thanked 43 Times in 32 Posts
Maybe because 46 million Americans are living in poverty.
__________________
Kind Regards,
Giovanni
http://www.steamcar.net/stanley/fastest.pdf
  Reply With Quote
The Following 4 Users Say Thank You to Giovanni LiCalsi For This Useful Post:
CFECO (02-14-2014), Cobb (12-31-2013), mikeyjd (05-14-2014), rmay635703 (01-01-2014)
Old 12-31-2013, 04:03 PM   #3 (permalink)
Administrator
 
Daox's Avatar
 
Join Date: Dec 2007
Location: Germantown, WI
Posts: 11,129

CM400E - '81 Honda CM400E
90 day: 51.49 mpg (US)

Daox's Grey Prius - '04 Toyota Prius
Team Toyota
90 day: 49.53 mpg (US)

Daox's Insight - '00 Honda Insight
90 day: 64.33 mpg (US)

Swarthy - '14 Mitsubishi Mirage DE
Mitsubishi
90 day: 56.69 mpg (US)
Thanks: 2,443
Thanked 2,491 Times in 1,503 Posts
Wow, thats very good news. 10,000 kWh seems like a lot still! I used ~3,400 kWh in 2013. If you convert my natural gas usage to kWh its a lot higher than 10k though...
__________________
Current project: A better alternator delete
  Reply With Quote
Old 12-31-2013, 04:57 PM   #4 (permalink)
Master EcoModder
 
nemo's Avatar
 
Join Date: Nov 2010
Location: US
Posts: 964

Chief - '06 Pontiac Grand Prix
90 day: 23.13 mpg (US)

SF1 - '12 Ford Fiesta S
90 day: 21.28 mpg (US)
Thanks: 186
Thanked 218 Times in 172 Posts
Quote:
Some 40-inch LED televisions bought today use 80 percent less power than the cathode ray tube televisions of the past.
So I need to buy a new 40" TV to help out?
__________________

  Reply With Quote
The Following 3 Users Say Thank You to nemo For This Useful Post:
Cobb (12-31-2013), mcrews (01-01-2014), mikeyjd (05-14-2014)
Old 12-31-2013, 05:01 PM   #5 (permalink)
Not Doug
 
Xist's Avatar
 
Join Date: Jun 2012
Location: Show Low, AZ
Posts: 9,888

Chorizo - '00 Honda Civic HX, baby! :D
90 day: 35.35 mpg (US)

Mid-Life Crisis Fighter - '99 Honda Accord LX
90 day: 31.32 mpg (US)
Thanks: 6,645
Thanked 1,888 Times in 1,434 Posts
Quote:
Originally Posted by nemo View Post
So I need to buy a new 40" TV to help out?
I am going to wait until 80s use less energy than current 40s, then I will save the world.

Actually, I hope to purchase a flatscreen for my parents for next Christmas, since I cannot imagine convincing them to actually turn off the television.
  Reply With Quote
The Following 3 Users Say Thank You to Xist For This Useful Post:
Cobb (12-31-2013), mcrews (01-01-2014), mikeyjd (05-14-2014)
Old 01-01-2014, 01:18 PM   #6 (permalink)
Master EcoModder
 
Join Date: Jun 2008
Location: Earth
Posts: 5,209
Thanks: 225
Thanked 808 Times in 592 Posts
Quote:
Originally Posted by Giovanni LiCalsi View Post
Maybe because 46 million Americans are living in poverty.
Depends on your definition of poverty. You also may notice that by & large the 'poverty by government definition' class tend to be more profiligate in their energy use than a lot of more prosperous folks.

Take for instance me vs my neighbors. While we're not poor by any means, they live paycheck to paycheck, while I have a comfortable sum in investments & retirement accounts. They complain of $200+ power bills, high heating costs, idle their SUV for 10-15 minutes before leaving for work... My power bill hasn't been over $50 for several years, heating & gas are similarly a fraction of theirs...
  Reply With Quote
The Following 2 Users Say Thank You to jamesqf For This Useful Post:
Frank Lee (01-01-2014), mikeyjd (05-14-2014)
Old 01-01-2014, 01:33 PM   #7 (permalink)
(:
 
Frank Lee's Avatar
 
Join Date: Jan 2008
Location: up north
Posts: 12,738

Blue - '93 Ford Tempo
Last 3: 27.29 mpg (US)

F150 - '94 Ford F150 XLT 4x4
90 day: 18.5 mpg (US)

Sport Coupe - '92 Ford Tempo GL
Last 3: 69.62 mpg (US)

ShWing! - '82 honda gold wing Interstate
90 day: 33.65 mpg (US)

Moon Unit - '98 Mercury Sable LX Wagon
90 day: 21.24 mpg (US)
Thanks: 1,572
Thanked 3,508 Times in 2,195 Posts
It gets even better when they're renters- in the bitter cold of winter they'll have the stat at 80 then open a window.
__________________


  Reply With Quote
The Following User Says Thank You to Frank Lee For This Useful Post:
mikeyjd (05-14-2014)
Old 01-01-2014, 06:29 PM   #8 (permalink)
home of the odd vehicles
 
rmay635703's Avatar
 
Join Date: Jun 2008
Location: Somewhere in WI
Posts: 3,323

Silver - '10 Chevy Cobalt XFE
Thanks: 347
Thanked 661 Times in 494 Posts
The comment on poverty is spot on, there is no better motivator than insuffient money to keep lights and power on to conserve, if your too stupid they get shut off.

There is a lower level of "ownership" and property rental today than there has been in many decades, the number of persons per residence is higher, plain english people can't afford their own places and this saves money as it IS much more efficient to live communally than individually.
  Reply With Quote
Old 01-01-2014, 08:42 PM   #9 (permalink)
(:
 
Frank Lee's Avatar
 
Join Date: Jan 2008
Location: up north
Posts: 12,738

Blue - '93 Ford Tempo
Last 3: 27.29 mpg (US)

F150 - '94 Ford F150 XLT 4x4
90 day: 18.5 mpg (US)

Sport Coupe - '92 Ford Tempo GL
Last 3: 69.62 mpg (US)

ShWing! - '82 honda gold wing Interstate
90 day: 33.65 mpg (US)

Moon Unit - '98 Mercury Sable LX Wagon
90 day: 21.24 mpg (US)
Thanks: 1,572
Thanked 3,508 Times in 2,195 Posts
122.6 kwH/mo average for me since I replaced my 45 year old fridge; or 1471/year. Average family uses 10,000/year now after they've "cut back"?!?
__________________


  Reply With Quote
Old 01-02-2014, 07:21 AM   #10 (permalink)
Master EcoModder
 
nemo's Avatar
 
Join Date: Nov 2010
Location: US
Posts: 964

Chief - '06 Pontiac Grand Prix
90 day: 23.13 mpg (US)

SF1 - '12 Ford Fiesta S
90 day: 21.28 mpg (US)
Thanks: 186
Thanked 218 Times in 172 Posts
Quote:
Originally Posted by Frank Lee View Post
122.6 kwH/mo average for me since I replaced my 45 year old fridge; or 1471/year. Average family uses 10,000/year now after they've "cut back"?!?
45 years WOW!

To think my refrigerator has only been in use for 26 yrs. It is actually older but was in storage for several years because it wasn't big enough for two people and we are talking about a full size.

__________________

  Reply With Quote
Reply  Post New Thread


Thread Tools




Powered by vBulletin® Version 3.8.11
Copyright ©2000 - 2020, vBulletin Solutions Inc.
Content Relevant URLs by vBSEO 3.5.2
All content copyright EcoModder.com