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'Never' isn't a strong enough word
Authored by: rkilgard on Oct 04, '07 10:32:08AM

I'm glad someone else did this calculation. I did this a couple of years ago for everything in my house. 90% of all the electricity was consumed by two items: the refrigerator and the clothes dryer. Yes, I'm certainly concerned about the electricity that I waste on my cable modem, wireless router, electronics on standby, etc., but they are all a drop in the bucket compared to the environmental impact of fresh food and dry clothes.

The bigger question is where you get your electricity from. Paying for wind power (as someone above suggested) is a good alternative to turning everything off all the time.



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