[Grovenet] How to Make Your Electric Meter Spin...

Ed Davie edavie at verizon.net
Sat Jun 18 13:27:53 PDT 2005


      13,946 kwh  

 This year (June extrapolated)
      14,465 kwh  

Last year (full year)
      13,071 kwh  

Two years ago.

Good share, air conditioning and we leave it set at 78 to 79 degrees.
Ed
  ----- Original Message ----- 
  From: Ron D'Eau Claire 
  To: 'Forest Grove local interests list' 
  Sent: Saturday, June 18, 2005 10:55 AM
  Subject: RE: [Grovenet] How to Make Your Electric Meter Spin...


  Very interesting Geri. What catches my eye is that total kwh/year. 10,656!
   
  That's BIG in my experience. Even Cobi and I who "wimp out" with air
  conditioning have yet to reach 7,000 kwh/yr, and we don't even have  a heat
  pump. 
   
  I'm surprised that we'd be 30% below the national average of electric
  consumption.
   
  I wonder if that's a function of the trend in many areas toward bigger homes
  and, with A/C topping the list, bigger homes in hotter climates. Reno and
  Las Vegas NV continue to be among the fastest growing, if not THE fastest
  growing communities in the country. 
   
  Ron D'Eau Claire 
   
   
   
  -----Original Message-----
  From: Geri [mailto:ggsteele at gte.net] 
  Sent: Saturday, June 18, 2005 10:28 AM
  To: ron at cobi.biz; Forest Grove local interests list
  Subject: Re: [Grovenet] How to Make Your Electric Meter Spin...



  "His own new 61-inch TV gulped electricity the
  way a big SUV guzzles gasoline... "
     
          Yikes!
     
          Saw this little item on the side,
          which is interesting, even though
          it's about 2001:
          
          "POWER SAPPERS
          
          "The average US household used
          10,656 kilowatt-hours of electricity
          in 2001.  What used the most?
          
          "What used the most?
          
                  Air-conditioning 16%
                  
                  Refrigerator 14%
                  
                  Space heater 10%
                  
                  Water heater 9%
                  
                  Lighting 9%
                  
                  Clothes dryer 6%
                  
                  Television 4%
                  
                  Freezer 4%
                  
                  Furnace fan 3%
                  
                  Electric range top 3%

          "U.S. Energy Information Administration"
   
   
  Geri
   
   
   
  ----- Original Message ----- 
  From: Ron D'Eau Claire <mailto:ron at cobi.biz>  
  To: 'Forest Grove local interests list' <mailto:grovenet at rdrop.com>  
  Sent: Saturday, June 18, 2005 10:01 AM
  Subject: [Grovenet] How to Make Your Electric Meter Spin...

  As TVs Grow, So Do Electric Bills
  June 16, 2005

  This article was written by Mark Clayton. 

  Not long ago, Andrew Fanara was shopping with his wife for a new big-screen
  television. Everything was going fine, until the sales clerk discovered
  Fanara was an energy watchdog for the federal government. Pulling Fanara
  aside, the clerk confessed: His own new 61-inch TV gulped electricity the
  way a big SUV guzzles gasoline... 

  Already, televisions account for about 4 percent of annual residential
  electricity use in the United States - enough to power all of the homes in
  the state of New York for a year, according to a new NRDC study. ...

  Today there are about 266 million TVs, and that number is growing by 3.5
  million per year. By 2009, ...TV energy use will reach about 70 billion
  kilowatt-hours per year nationwide - about 50 percent higher than at
  present.

  ...Also, Americans are watching some 16 percent more TV than in the 1980s -
  if DVD and video-game viewing is included, according to the Nielsen Group. 

  Full story at: http://tinyurl.com/77ccu

  --------------------------------

  I wonder if before long Iraq won't the only place where US technology can't
  keep the lights on at night. 

  Ron D'Eau Claire  







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